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VOLUME 71 - 1985 




High Tech at Tech High 

i i TT Tigh-Tech" is the buzz- 

JL JL word of the mid 1980's. 
We are surrounded by 
the wizardry of modern inven- 
tors and engineers. The Space 
Shuttle, computers, 
microwave ovens, bank 
machines, electronic cash 
registers, music synthesizers 
and even artificial hearts have 
become commonplace 
substitutes for the personal, 
human devices which people 
have employed in the past to 
meet their needs and wants. 

This idea of technology is, of 
course, not new to us. This 
school was founded upon the 
idea of preparing students to 
enter the world with the per- 
sonal and technical skills 
necessary to be successful in 
their careers and personal 

A major challenge facing 
society as it enters the last half 
of the nineteen eighties is how 
to balance high technology 
with the social needs of people. 
John Naisbitt in his book, 
MEGATRENDS, refers to this 
blending of technical and 
human needs as high 
tech/high touch. He says, 
"Technology and our human 
potential are the two great 

challenges and adventures fac- 
ing humankind today. The 
great lesson we must learn 
from the principle of high 
tech/ high touch is a modern 
version of the ancient Greek 
ideal — balance." 

Education in the final 
quarter of the twentieth cen- 
tury is vastly different than it 
was in 1912 when Arsenal 
Technical High School opened 
its doors. And yet, as a school, 
Tech continues on the path 
that was set for it seventy-three 
years ago, to educate the 
whole person. In preparing this 
yearbook, we have attempted 
to capture the modern qualities 
of our school and to illustrate 
how our experiences are 
balanced by the personal touch 
of each member of the Tech 
family. Ours is the story of 
high tech at Tech High. 

Sheila Pettigrew makes copies of her 
resume on the Minolta copier. 

Keyboarding has become a crucial skill 
in the era of high technology. 

IOL student Dawn Rogers uses a 
microfilm reader to research career in- 
formation which has been stored on a 


French student Natalie Henderson 
reaches out to touch French speaking 
persons around the world via the 
foreign language department's short- 
wave radio. 

Mrs. Gwen Ohmit s vocational data 
processing students work to improve 
their computer programming techni- 
ques using the newly installed IBM 
System 36. 


Techites Get High on Summer 

No sooner had the final bell 
sounded than eager 
Titans, students and 
teachers, began what they 
hoped would be a memorable 

For junior Edwin Mac- 
Donald, summer vacation 
began on the day before school 
officially ended as he and Mr. 
Dan Stanley, foreign language 
department head, traveled to 
Paris, France. Eddie saw plays, 
explored several parks, and 
even attended a wedding 
ceremony in Notre Dame 
Cathedral. During his visit, Ed- 
die had lunch with the mayor 
of Caen, France, who 
presented him with a key to the 

Senior Melissa Milligan also 
visted Europe where she lived 
with a family in the city of 
Saint Quentin, France, for the 
entire month of August. 
Melissa's experience with 
French culture included being 
able to sample several types of 
wine, the customary drink of 
the French people. 

Traveling even further from 
home, Dena and Euthimia 
Svolos visited their native land, 
Greece. Dena stated, "I felt ac- 
cepted everywhere I went. 
There was a mix of peo- 
ple — Swedish, German, 
American, and Greek — and all 
were friendly." The only Greek 
tradition which bothered the 
Svolos girls was that in the 
afternoons everything would 
close, and the local residents 
would take a nap. Since they 
were unaccustomed to resting 
in the middle of the day, Dena 
and Euthimia used their "nap 
time" to "jam" to their 
American tapes. 

Marrow streets and distinctive architec- 
ture heighten Dena Svolos 's Greek 

Active junior, Cindy Smith, 
competed in the Junior Olym- 
pics at Louisiana State Univer- 
sity. Cinder intense competi- 
tion, Cindy placed seventh in 
her heat and did not make it in- 
to the finals. Although she was 
not pleased with her perfor- 
mance, she showed that she 
keeps her running goals in pro- 
per perspective when she said, 
"The experience was just as 
important as winning." 

High flying Kenny Moore us- 
ed his summer vacation to cap- 
ture a seventh place ranking in 
the state motocross champion- 
ships. Racing motorcycles is a 
family affair for the Moores and 
Kenny works on his racing 
techniques year-round. 

Enjoying an 18th birthday 
present, senior Michelle 
Thomerson traveled to Ber- 
muda for a week with her 
mother. She spent her time in 
the sun exploring the islands 
and collecting shells and other 

Not all Techites were for- 
tunate enough to travel to such 
far-off, exciting places or com- 
pete in championship events. 
And yet, most would probably 
agree with Dena Svolos .who 
said, "I love visiting, but I was 
glad to be back home." . . . 
even if it did mean that sum- 
mer was over, and it was time 
to come back to school. 

Michelle Thomerson is careful to avoid 
the infamous "Bermuda Triangle" dur- 
ing her visit to this British colony. 

Summer Feature 

Euthimia Svolos lounges in the sun 
while enjoying the picturesque Greek 

Edwin MacDonald finds himself in the 
center of a typical French scene as he 
waits for a train. 

Summer Feature 


Michael Smith, drum major, smiles as 
he sees himself as others see him. 

Teresa Mickens and Tammi Lightfoot 
scan the senior section of the 1984 Can- 
non to find their friends who have 



Yearbook Party 


Yearbook Party Highlights New Year 


hen students started lin- 
ing up outside the 
cafeteria even before 
school was out, the yearbook 
staff knew that this was not go- 
ing to be just another yearbook 
party. Excitement filled the air, 
and anticipation showed on the 
faces of the students as they 
eagerly awaited the opening of 
the doors where the first year- 
book dance in several years 
was about to be held. 

When the wait was over, a 
type of hysteria filled the 
cafeteria. Disc jockey, Tim 
Fuller, (Tech '76) helped set a 
festive mood as students 
transformed the cafeteria into a 
spirited social gathering. A 
very positive and upbeat mood 
was generated as the student 
body experienced a feeling of 
being "family." 

Distinctions of race, class, 

Yearbook staffer, Glenn Ingle, who 
spent his summer vacation completing 
his Army basic training, uses the 
muscles he developed to keep the sup- 
ply of over 600 yearbooks coming. 

Dr. Joseph McGeehan, vice principal, 
takes in the festivities, while Dean of 
Girls, Mrs. Dorothy Stout, chats with 
Karen Smith. 

and background eased as the 
student body danced as one, 
with each member taking his 
turn in the spotlight. Senior 
Laurie Simpkins stated that "It 
was the first sense of unity 
Tech has had since my 
freshman year." 

While dancing was an en- 
joyable aspect of the party, it 
was the yearbook that com- 
manded most people's atten- 
tion. As students examined the 
1984 Arsenal Cannon, many 
shared the views of junior Amie 
Hagedorn who said, "My 
favorite part of the party was 
looking through the book and 
seeing all the fun we had last 
year." Being able to find pic- 
tures of themselves or old 
friends who had graduated pro- 
vided excitement for some 
students. For others, just being 
a part of the event was en- 
joyable; in fact, several junior 
high students actually "crash- 
ed" the party. 

The student body "partied 
hardy" until after all the books 
were distributed and the last 
record had been spun. As they 
reluctantly left the cafeteria, 
the students were not empty 
handed; they took with them 
two things that will last 
forever — their yearbooks and 
their memories. 

Yearbook Party 


homas Wolfe once wrote, 
"You can't come home 
again." But Tech alumni 
did come home again. Alumni 
returned to find new or altered 
events at this homecoming 
celebration. This was the first 
time that the Titans played 
North Central, the first time 
that homecoming royalty were 
voted on at the game, and the 
first time that there was a 
spirit-banner contest. While the 
tradition of a homecoming pep 
session was revived, the 
halftime fireworks display was 
discontinued due to rising 

In spite of these changes, 
many alumni did come 
"home." Throughout the 
stands comments such as "I 
haven't seen you in ages!" and 
"What are you doing with 
yourself these days?" could be 
heard. Several older alumni 
were impressed by the new 
buildings which have been add- 
ed to the campus. Others ex- 

Steve Miller looks on as Lynette Hiser 
and Michael Sholar pose for their royal 


pressed surprise upon learning 
that the student body now 
numbers fewer than 2,400 
students and is decreasing. 

Many of Tech's current 
students were so caught up in 

Senior Karen Hostetter carefully con- 
siders her vote as she determines the 
fate of the candidates. 

the game and in socializing 
with friends that they hardly 
seemed to notice any but the 
most recent graduates. The 
true meaning of Homecoming 
appeared to escape them. 

Perhaps when they come back 
to Tech for their first 
homecoming as alumni, they 
will understand better the 
truism, "there's no place like 

Robert McKenney, Lisa Wright, Theresa Williams, Michael Sholar, 
Steve Miller, Tina Powell, Lynette Hiser, Eddie Quintero, Jonathan 
Carter, and Camille Goodrum await the crowning. 






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The Class of '87 represented by Phillip 
Moore, Angela White, Bernice Felix, 
and Brenda Smith won the 
homecoming float contest for the 
second straight year. 

The varsity football team gets a Freshman majorette Debra Flanigan 
chance to be seen in their "civilian" completes her mental preparation 
clothes during the pep session. before performing in the halftime 




Which Kind of Typical' 


Webster is your favorite author. 

You actually study in Study Hall. 

Your load of books weighs more than you do. 

You have a study schedule which you really follow. 


Your class "notes" always begin with Dear . . . 
You have a set time to meet your friends in the restroom. 
You have a portable phone dangling from your belt. 
Your "little black book" is three feet thick. 


"Typical" Titan 

Titan Are You? 


Your phone number is listed under Tech High School. 
You have a rollaway bed stored in your 7th hour classroom 
You join a club and rhen ask what it is. 
You are always selling something for somebody . 

Your clothes are worth more than your house. 

You spend more time on your head than on your feet. 

You have your own fan club. 

Your hair gets more attention than your homework. 

"Typical" Titan 


Titans Live 

Nowhere was the concept 
of high tech/high touch 
more apparent than in 
this year's fashions. Although 
some students liked the 
challenge of trying to imitate 
the styles set by notable per- 
sons such as Prince, many 
more enjoyed making fashion 
statements of their own. In the 
same way that our school is 
unique, those who attend Tech 

like to express their individuali- 
ty in creative ways. 

Techites were trendsetters 
for some of the hottest high 
school fashions in the In- 
dianapolis area. More concern- 
ed with expressing their in- 
dividuality than fitting into the 
"norm," many guys and girls 
came to school wearing their 
own creations or costumes 
made by combining "off-the- 

rack" clothing in unusual ways 
to make a personal statement. 
Designer clothing no longer 
seemed to matter to Tech 
students. Instead, clothes were 
chosen on the basis of how well 
they expressed the personality 
or mood of the wearer. 

Bold statements were made 
in bold, fluorescent colors in 
such items as sweatshirts, 
jewelry, socks, purses, shoestr- 

ings and even makeup. 
Hairstyles also reflected the 
highly personalized fashion 
statements of '85. Black males 
designed original hairstyles by 
shaving their heads in 
sculptured patterns. Not to be 
outdone, some of the more dar- 
ing female students adopted 
the punk rock fad of tinting 
their hair in one or even several 
unusual colors. Those students 

Carmen Brown, Lamont Harlin, and 
Teresa Williams model co-ordinated 
fluorescent fashions. 



'The Glamorous Life" 

Ties were a way of making any outfit 
look special as is shown here by 
(kneeling) James Leisring, Christopher 
Garcia, (standing) Steven Wright, Eric 
McKinney, Stephen Suess, Tammy 
Faust, Brian Stutts, Tony Tucker, and 
Richard Davis. 

Seniors La Tonya Broadus and Michael 
Smith capture the most sophisticated 

Aretha Marable, Steven O'Neal, and 
Dawn Hobbs illustrate the freedom of 
expression that is allowed in contem- 
porary fashion. 

who were less daring, but who 
still wanted to express 
themselves, came to school 
dressed in everything from 
stone-washed, two-tone jeans 
to gloves with the fingertips 
cut off. 

Designers use modern 

Fabian Purvis, Anthony Elliott, Chester 
Northcross, Brent Purvis, and 
Benjamin Stutts sport the style of most 

technologies in mass produc- 
ing clothing to create fashion 
trends. Clever Techites were 
able to use these same 
technologies to make fashion 
statements which expressed 
their own evolving 




Weather — Sometime 


This picture, taken from the top of the 
Arsenal, shows the many "paths of 
learning" that Tech students must 
maneuver in all kinds of weather. 

Weather Feature 

Technical Foul' 


or we are ardent 
students of the 
Technical, the 
Technical . . ." but we did not 
need highly technical equip- 
ment to inform us of the 
weather. Unlike those at other 
schools, Techites did not spend 
the entire school day indoors. 
With 12 classroom buildings, 
students were constantly going 
outside, "weather" it be "slip- 
sliding" on the ice to English or 
sloshing through the rain to 

A solitary student basks in the sun on 
the Barracks steps as he works on his 

Junior Tamila Smith, bundled up 
against the cold, trudges through the 
snow with an armload of books and 
boxes of "goodies" from the commer- 
cial foods department. 

Although changing classes 
in different types of weather 
can be a challenge, it gave 
many the opportunity to come 
in touch with nature, others 
and themselves. Most students 
took advantage of sunny days 
to sit outside during their lunch 
periods. This time gave them a 
chance to catch some rays, 
converse with friends, or sit 
quietly by themselves to study. 
Students who have been at 
Tech for a while even learned 
to turn bad weather to their ad- 
vantage by using it as an ex- 
cuse for being tardy or missing 

Summing up her feelings 
about the weather on the cam- 
pus, Senior Michelle Thomer- 
son said, "During the winter 1 
almost dread coming to school, 
because I know I'll have to slide 
from class to class. But in the 
spring I really appreciate hav- 
ing to go outside between 
classes, because it gives me an 
opportunity to appreciate the 
beauty of Tech." 


Weather Feature 


Tech students touch one another's 
lives through involvement in many ac- 
tivities ranging from the Bicycling Club 
to OEA. During a pep session, 
sophomore Tony Skinner plays the 
tuba as Junior Council President Harry 
Murphy and cheerleader Lynette Hiser 
look and listen. 





Colorful Performances Make 
Fall Play Come Alive 

The magic of the theater 
results from "the growth that 
one sees from the cold, black 
and white words on the page to 
the live, colorful performance 
that the students can give," 
stated Mrs. Alice Goodrum, who 
has directed the fall play each of 
the last seventeen years. This 
statement rang true during the 
production of "Arsenic and Old 

The play centers around two 
elderly women who "help out" 
lonely, elderly men by poisoning 

them with arsenic so they won't 
be lonely anymore. Emotion is a 
key ingredient that makes any 
character "come alive." This 
was evident in the performances 
given by Andrew Butte, Camille 
Goodrum, and Cheryl 
Lingenfelter who played the lead 

"Arsenic and Old Lace" was 
the last fall play directed by Mrs. 
Goodrum. "This one's for you 
Mrs. G." was the feeling of the 
cast and crew. 

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This banner shows the feeling 
being conveyed by all of the cast 
members to Mrs. Alice Goodrum. 

Cheryl Lingenfelter and Camille Officers Robert Sulver, David Finch 
Goodrum creep downstairs after and Edwin MacDonald question 
hearing a noise. suspect Duane VanLaningham. 


Fall Play 

Cheryl Lingenfelter and Camille 
Goodrum secretly hide a corpse in the 
window seat. 

Senior Melanie McNeely is student 
director for "Arsenic and Old Lace." 
She said, "I really learned a lot about 
responsibility during the two plays for 
which I was student director." 

Shocked by the corpse he found in the 
window seat, Andrew Butte stares in 

John Wallace and David Finch 
wonder if the suspect Duane 
VanLaningham will recover after being 
knocked unconscious. 

Fall Play 


Touching the Ear With Words 

Thirteen trophies were 
added to the speech team's 
vast collection this year, 
including a first place trophy 
won by Andrew Butte in 
Discussion at the State meet. 
During the eighteen years that 
retiring sponsor Alice Goodrum 
has supervised the "Tech 
Talkers," the team has 
averaged winning ten to twenty 
trophies each year. If the 
number of certificates, ribbons, 
plaques and other awards were 
added to the trophy total, the 
collection would easily number 
in the hundreds. 

These tangible awards were 
only a small part of the 
motivation to be a successful 
member of the speech team. A 
beginning Speech Team 

member, Lorei McGee, said, 
"We want to make Mrs. 
Goodrum proud, as well as 
being proud ourselves." Senior 
Angela Fought added, "For 
me, being a member of the 
speech team has been the 
brightest spot of my high 
school years. It gave me a 
sense of pride in my school." 

Surrounded by mementos of her 
career as Speech Team sponsor, Mrs. 
Alice Goodrum reflects on her "rea 
trophies" — her relationships with the 
students whose lives she has 

Senior Robert Sulver punctuates the 
presentation of his prose reading by his 
posture and his "presence." 


Speech Team 

Front Row: Cynthia Marsh, Lisa Wright, Lorei McGee, and Melanie McNeely. Row 
2: Aretha Marable, Sponsor Alice Goodrum, Cheryl Lingenfelter. Back Row: 
Michael Smith, Dawn Hobbs, Camille Goodrum, Andrew Butte, Duane 
VanLaningham, Angela Fought, and John Wallace. 

Front Row: Sponsor Alice Goodrum, Andrew Butte, Michelle Thomerson, Aretha 
Marable, Michael Smith, and Melanie McNeely. Back Row: Camille Goodrum, 
Angela Fought, John Wallace, Lorei McGee, LaRobert Guy, Duane 
VanLaningham, Dawn Hobbs, Angela Buck, Cynthia Marsh, Christopher Garcia, 
Lisa Wright, and Cheryl Lingenfelter. 


and the Heart With Emotions 

"I joined Drama-Thespian 
club because you do more than 
just sit around and everyone is 
equally important" said 
sophomore Dawn Hobbs. Many 
members shared this sentiment 
as the club was quite active 
during the year. The troupe 
performed three one-act plays: 
"Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and 
Tomorrow," "Hemeac," and 
"1984" for the seventh period 
English classes. They were 
also involved in the madrigal 
dinner and a few members 
went to see Civic Theater's 
production of "Charley's 

Active Drama Club members 
earned membership in the 
Thespian Society, which 
honors outstanding achieve- 
ment in amateur dramatics. 

When asked why he enjoyed 
co-sponsoring the Drama Club, 
Mr. Stanley Minks replied, "I 
appreciate the opportunity to 
allow young people to develop 
their acting ability. Acting 
allows a person to interpret 
different characters and to 
entertain others. Observing 
students from tryouts to the 
final performance is most 

Drama Club 

Extemporaneous speakers select a 
topic and then have 30 minutes in 
which to prepare a speech. Duane 
VanLaningham draws a topic at the 
Tech Invitational meet, which will 
become the subject of his speech. 

Drama Club members gather on stage 
to hear the reading of grandpa's will in 
the one-act play, "Tomorrow, 
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow." 

Seated: Lorei McGee, Kimberly Lewis, Dawn Hobbs. Standing: Cynthia Marsh, 
Michael Smith, Cheryl Lingenfelter, Michelle Pratt, John Wallace and Andrew 

Drama Club Sponsor Judith McBride 
lends her quick smile and infectious 
giggle to the group. 

Drama Club 

A High Touch of Spirit 

"Nothing great was ever 

achieved without enthusiasm." 


This theory was proved cor- 
rect by the enthusiastic 
Cheerleaders, Majorettes, and 
Techmates. The "Spirit 
Boosters" lighted a spark that 
was contagious and made it 
easy for the spectators to 
become fired up. 

"When I cheer, I feel proud 
to be representing Tech" said 
D'Ondra Coleman. The student 
body showed that it was proud 
of its spirit boosters, too, as it 
voted cheerleader Lynette 
Hiser homecoming queen; 
Techmate Ann Hubbard 
basketball queen of queens; 
and majorette Aretha Marable 
senior basketball queen. 

"Seniors OOH-AAH" is the chant 
Veronica Swanigan and Cydney Taylor 
use to celebrate their seniority. 

Techmates from Top: Melanie 
McNeely, Cindy Smith, Alison Piety, 
Cindy Marsh, Ann Hubbard, Jennifer 
Broyles. Bridget Jewell, Rene Qrever, 
Jennie Hon, Laurie Simpkins, and 
Penny Hess. 

— Techmates 




Front Row: Bertha Hager, Debra Flanigan. Rita Vasquez, 
Lorraine Love, Aretha Marable, Kathleen Johnson, and Kim 
Lewis. Back Row: Yolanda Beamon, Kim Jordan, Ann Hubbard, 
Leona Flanigan, Michele Bates, Cindy Marsh, Dawn Hobbs, 
Sharon Miller, Rhonda Daws, April Buses, Kim Patterson, and 
Lisa McDonald, Sponsor. 

Front Row: Bonita Lunceford and Michelle Gimbel. Row 
2: Dawn Ferguson and Marsha Johnson. Row 3: Jennifer 
Searcy. Back Row: Allison Brinkley. 

Spirit Boosters 

The majorettes espirit de corps 
shows as they congratulate an over- 
joyed Aretha Marable as she is pro- 
nounced senior basketball queen at the 
Tech-North Central game. 



Front Row: Alisha Lewis. Row 2: Shawn Williams. 
Row 3: Lasandra Hughes and Rochelle Gibson. Top: 
Angie Bell 

Front Row: Michelle Pratt. Row 2: Veronica Swanigan aYid 
D'Ondra Coleman. Back Row: Steve Pittman, Kevin Brown, and 
Phillip Alexander. 

Using chants and routines, varsity 
cheerleader captain Lynette Hiser helps to 
get the crowd excited. 

Spirit Boosters 

Brain Game and JETS Aim to Excel 

Excelling in academic 
courses was, as always, impor- 
tant; but there were two clubs 
in which excelling was essen- 
tial. These were Brain Game 
and Junior Engineering 
Technology Seminar (JETS). 

Brain Game, co-sponsored 

by John Lewis and David Tess, 
competed against Howe in the 
Channel 13 sponsored tourna- 
ment. Although the team lost 
by a single point, it gained in 
knowledge while preparing for 
the game. 

Mayor Hudnut invited the 

team to a luncheon for its ef- 
forts. JETS, co-sponsored by 
Arthur Kirsch and Carol Smith, 
sent several of its members to 
the science/math contest. 
Money was raised by selling 

Waiting in one of the Channel 13 
studios, Brain Game members Wayne 
McCormick, Greg Alcorn, Brian 
Livingston, and Damon Robertson 
anticipate their first question from 
Master of Ceremonies Bob Gregory. 


Brain Game 

Standing: Wayne McCormick and Sponsor Arthur Kirsch. Seated: Edwin 
MacDonald and Ricky Zimmerman. Row 2: Samuel Gibson and John Ramsey. 
Back Row: Robert Raia and Brian Livingston. 

Front Row: Wayne McCormick, Greg Alcorn, Brian Livingston, and Damon 
Robertson. Back Row: Misty Blaine, Darryl Burdine, Harry Murphy, Lorei McGee, 
Edwin MacDonald, and Sponsor John Lewis. 

Brain Game/JETS 

Math Club 

High Sales Pay Off 
For Math Club 

When members of Mu Alpha 
Theta thought of math club 
they normally thought of the 
word candy. Candy selling was 
the major money making pro- 
ject of the club this year. The 
profit from this effort paid for 
Mu Alpha Theta tshirts and 
the homecoming float. 

Under the supervision of its 
sponsor, Ron Ireland, the club 
ran its annual junior high math 
contest and Pac Man 

Riding around the track on the Mu 
Alpha Theta float are math club 
members Randolph Locke and Kim 

Wearing their hard-earned tshirts, 
Kim Settles and Gina Turentine 'keep 
store' during the annual junior high 
math contest. 

Front Row: Sharon Fowlkes, Denise 
Wright, Berniece Holcomb, Rochelle 
Turentine, Sarah Myers, Jerry Givens, 
Richard Davis, and William Ferguson. 
Row 2: Sponsor Ron Ireland, Annette 
Lyles, Deana Harger, Gina Turentine, 
Efthimios Sotos, Michael Smith, 
Darrell Franklin, Lorei McGee, and 
Randolph Locke. Back Row: Robin 
Sanders, Michelle Churchwell, Mark 
Goshen, Misty Blaine, Edwin 
MacDonald, Brian Livingston, Harry 
Murphy, Randal Smith, Donald 
Kaufman, Brent Purvis, Fabian Purvis, 
Tracy Graham, and Kim Settles. 

Math Club 


Bike Team and FCA Are On the Move 

Under the guidance of Mr. 
Ireland, the bicycle team felt 
the thrill of victory several 
times. Starting in September 
and ending in May, the team 
participated in several meets at 
the Major Taylor Velodrome. 

In a spring tournament the 
male team placed first; while 
individuals placed second and 
fourth. Second place winner 
Amy Grimsley said, "I felt like I 
had reached my goal and I was 
very proud." 

The Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes, sponsored by Mr. 
Cline, is dedicated to helping 
athletes develop spiritually as 
well as physically. The 
members participated in a 
summer camp to improve their 

athletic skills in fellowship with 
FCA members from other 

The Major Taylor Velodrome is 

considered by many to be the greatest 
outdoor bicycle track in the world. 
John Buell and Robert Raia set out to 
see if this is true. 

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From Left: Mr. Ernest Cline, Walter Woodard, Steven Rose, Robert Logan, Lee Front Row: Elaine Spradlin and Stephen Surenkamp. Back row: Mr. Ronald 
Williams, Tony Gowdy and Jason Flowers. Ireland, Amy Grimsley, Lisa Wright, Jon Buell, Leroy Taylor, Kevin Arnott, Robert 

. Raia, Harry Murphy and Dennis Arnott. 


Bike Team/FCA 


Getting In Touch 
With The World 

Although the foreign language 
clubs were limited in member- 
ship, the number and variety of 
their activities was high. 

The Spanish club sponsored 
a Christmas party, a pinata 
contest, and its annual fund- 
raiser "The Taco Sale." 

The French club had two of 
its members visit France dur- 
ing the summer of 1984. It 
earned funds for its activities 
by selling crepes. One of its ac- 
tivities was traveling to Bloom- 
ington where the entire club ate 
at Le Petit Cafe, an authentic 
french restaurant. 

The impersonal, technical 
nature of language study was 
softened by the personal touch 
that these clubs provided. 

When asked to name an ad- 
vantage of joining a foreign 
language club, sophomore 
Sharon Beck, a member of the 
Latin Club, responded by say- 
ing "You get a better 
understanding of the language 
and the country's culture. 

French club members, sophomore 
Lorei McGee and junior Edwin Mac- 
Donald, serve french cuisine during 
Parents In Touch night. 

— Latin Club 

Spanish Club 

French Club 

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From the top: Cynthia Smith, Cynthia 
Marsh, Anita Bridgeman, Sharon Beck, 
and Sponsor Serine Fine. 

Front row: Stephen Lockard, Mark Baker, Teresa Hite, Back 
row: Richard Davis, Jackie Carter, Jacqueline Clements, and 
Amy Grimsley. 

Front row: James Murkinson, Christopher Garcia, Back 
row: Sponsor Dan Stanley, Dawn Hobbs, and Lorei 

Foreign Language 


Warm Hearts & Willing Hands Touch 

Bringing about better human 
relations between students, 
faculty, and community was 
the goal for Human Relations 
club this year. 

To accomplish this, they 
gave financial support to the 
Model UN with money they 
earned selling Valentine's day 
roses to students and faculty. 

Certificates of achievement 
were presented to Tech 
students who exhibited good 
human relations through con- 
sideration for others, empathy, 
a sense of fairness, willingness 
to help others, and positive 

Sponsor Martha Bradshaw 
accompanied club members 
Kevin Arnott and Timothy 
Tidwell to Washington, D.C. in 
cooperation with Project Close 

Initiating a club for the home 
ec students was Peggy Penn, a 
teacher new to Tech. 
Highlights of the club's first 

year were a trip to "food fair" 
and the winning of an award 
from the Red Cross for its stuff- 

ed animal project. 

Fun time for the club was a 
trip to Kings Island in May. 

Human Relations members Kevin Ar- 
nott and Glenn Dowdy proudly display 
their banner which tied for first place at 

Home Ec 

Human Relations 


Front Row: Stephanie Wilbourn, Ronda McGee, and 
EInora Robinson. Row 2: Jackie Lyles, Angela 
Hudson, and Samantha Berry. Row 3: Melissa Howard 
and Denise Johnson. Back Row: Angela Robinson, 
Latonya Brown, and Tina Wiley. 

Front Row: Latonya Broadus, Tim Baker, Shawn Stevens, and Tina Lynch. Back 
Row: Sponsor Lindy Pruett, Dawn Britt, Rene Britt, Richard Davis, Michelle 
Churchwell, Lisa Coy, and Wayne McCormick. 

Human Relations/ Home Ec 

Creating Behind the Scenes 

Stage Club and Art Club 
were two groups which 
specialized in 'behind the 
scenes' work. The Art Club, 
co-sponsored by Wendrel Price 
and Emmagee Washington, 
decorated several buildings 
during the Christmas season. 

Under Ray Browne's supervi- 
sion, the Stage Club created 
the sets for "Arsenic and Old 
Lace," "Madrigal Feast" and 
"Bells Are Ringing." They also 
made the banners for the Can- 
non yearbook's opening and 
closing photos. 

Members of the Stage Club "grind 
away" at completing their float for the 
Homecoming competition. 

A "Vision of Christmas" as it was 
created by the Art Club and displayed 
in the Arsenal building. 

Stage Club 

Art Club 



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Seated: Kenneth Nolan, Stephen Suess, Charles Gregory, and Dawn Britt. Stan- 
ding: Bryan Hinton, Sponsor Raymond Browne, Mark Howard, Cindy Britt, Lee 
Mandrell, Robert Raia, Angel Keys, and Rickey Hanson. 

Sponsors Emmagee Washington and Wendrel Price, Thomas Johnson, Karl 
Tepner, Scott Carter, Horace Howard, Edward Guernsey, Wendy Jones, Angela 
Perry, Cynthia Spear, and George Edmonds. 

Art Club/Stage Club 


Musicians Hit a High Note 

Brad Thompson prefers to use fellow 
clarinetist Harry Murphy's music in- 
stead of his own. 

BAND Front Row: Harry Murphy, 
Michael Smith, Jennie Churchwell, 
Kimberly Ramsey, Elaine Spradlin, 
Angela Smith, Amy Grimsley, Darlene 
Powell, Amy Small, Tracy Cameron, 
and Cheri McCuistion. Row 2: Bradley 
Thompson, Tracy Graham, Gretchen 
Breheim, Eddie Roberts, John 
Mehringer, Terry Johnson, Gregory 
Alcorn, and Randy Spillane. Row 3: 
Anthony Christy, Clinton Honeycutt, 
Sean Johnson, Donna Chastain, 
William Dotson, Scott Ramsey, Lonnie 
Johnson, Joel Mumaw, and Bernard 
White. Back Row: Stacy McCall, 
William Norman, Brian Livingston, 
Curt Grimsley, Anthony Skinner, 
Vincente Vasquez, Jerry Givens, Yeng 
Vang, James Murkison, and Mark 


String Ensemble 

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Front Row: Aaron MacDonald. Row 2: Scott Payton, Lisas] 
Stansberry, D'Ondra Coleman, and Edwin MacDonald. Row 3: 
Dawn Hobbs, Tammy Goines, Deitra Taylor, and Hua Vang. Back 
Row: Russell Smiley and Director Mable Lewis. 


Band, String Ensemble 

CHOIR Front Row: Cheryl Lingenfelter, Melissa Haynes, Monique Elliott, 
Elizabeth Blakey, Lisa Jordan, Michelle Pratt, Terrisa Terry, Allison Brinkley, 
Tracy Cameron, John Basham, Robert Cummings, Russell Smiley, Dennis 
Weathers, Mark Baker, Jeffrey Valentine, Gordon Hyatt, Joel Mumaw, Aaron 
Ausbrooks, Michael Roberts, Lorei McQee, Freda Brinkley, Tracy Graham, Laura 
Pryor, Angela Hudson, Dawn (Jpshaw, Monica Glover, and Lashonna Hollins. Back 
Row: Kimberly Jordan, Raymond Martin, David Martin, Donald Basham, Leroy 
Taylor, Dwayne Sexton, D'Ondra Coleman, Angela Hudson, Steve Pittman, Nick 
Engels, Steve O'Neal, Harvey Lee, Anthony Abbett, James Craft, Mark Briner, 
Angela Barker, Mark Barnes, Stanley Dennison, Christopher Martin, Darrell 
Jenkins, and Deatra England. 

Playing and directing from the pit, Paul Prather hears the sounds he wants to 
hear in the musical, "Bells Are Ringing." 

ORCHESTRA Front Row: Dawn Hobbs, Hua Vang, Lisa Stansberry, D'Ondra 
Coleman, Christopher Garcia, Brenda Ray, Terri Dowdell, Edwin MacDonald, Mary 
Smith, and Aaron MacDonald. Row 2: Wendy Jones, Stephany Simmons, Therese 
Pendergraph, Darlene Powell, Amy Small, Tracy Cameron, Cheri McCuistion, 
Randy Spillane, Jennie Churchwell, Michael Smith, Harry Murphy, Machelle 
McCarthy, Douglas Warren, and Crystal Ingram. Row 3: Deitra Taylor, Tammy 
Goines, Carol Jones, Scott Payton, Scott Ramsey, Lonnie Johnson, Clinton 
Honeycutt, Joel Mumaw, Gretchen Breheim, Mark Briner, James Murkison, Yeng 
Vang, and Anthony Skinner. Back Row: Mable Lewis, Russell Smiley, Brian 
Livingston, and Curt Grimsley. 

Bell Choir 


From the Top: Director Mable Lewis, Sharon Miller, Leona 
Flanigan, Cheryl Lingenfelter, Amy Grimsley, Dawn Hobbs, Michael 
Smith, Joel Mumaw, Curt Grimsley, and Mark Briner. 

Choir, Bell Choir, Orchestra 

Madrigal Teaste' Has A 

Pages Anthony Abbett and Harvey Lee 

carry in the boar's head which is the M'Lord Michael Roberts is entertain- 

traditional symbol for the feast to ing M'Lady Michelle Pratt and the 

begin. Royal Court with a riddle. 

Director Paul Prather instructs wench 
Cheryl Lingenfelter on serving 

The Royal Court and troubadors John Basham and Steve O'Neal (Man in the 
Moon) watch tearfully as Lorei McGee mourns the death of Dawn Hobbs. 



Renaissance Touch 

In the tradition of Madrigal 
feasts, Tech held its sixth an- 
nual dinner. However, this 
year's format was unique in 
that the audience, seated in the 
auditorium, was invited by 
Steward Aaron Ausbrooks onto 
the stage which resembled the 
"Grate Hall." 

From the moment they step- 
ped onto the stage, the guests 
were transformed from "high 
tech" beings to Renaissance 
royalty. With the fanfare of the 

trumpeters introducing the 
royal court, M'Lord invited the 
guests to 'wassail' each other. 
A group of traveling 
troubadors were invited to 
entertain the royal court and 
guests. They performed a short 
skit and conducted the tradi- 
tional singing of the "Twelve 
Days of Christmas." M'Lord 
Michael Roberts thereupon in- 
vited everyone present to join 
in singing "Silent Night" which 
ended the feast. 

Musicians Mark Briner, James 
Murkison, Joel Mumaw, and Clinton 
Honeycutt perform the royal fanfare 
for the "figgie" pudding. 

Royal cast: Front Row: Curt Grimsley, 
Michael Roberts, Michelle Pratt, and 
Aaron Ausbrooks. Back Row: Mark 
Harvey, Cheri McCuistion, Angela 
Hudson, Nick Engels, D'Ondra 
Coleman, Dennis Weathers, Cheryl 
Lingenfelter, Raymond Martin, 
Elizabeth Blakey, David Martin, LeRoy 
Taylor, Tracy Cameron, Bill Wible, and 
Brenda Pruett. 


Something Special 
Rings in the Air 

Every spring something 
special happens at Tech — the 
spring musical. "Bells are Ring- 
ing" was that something 
special this year. 

The keys to staging this pro- 
duction were dedication and 
endless hours of rehearsal; but 
most importantly, it was the 
cooperation of the people who 
were involved. From the lead 
actor to the person with a 

Feeling deeply rejected by Aaron 
Ausbrooks' snobby friends, Michelle 
Pratt sings the ballad "The Party's 

The song, "Salzburg" gives gigolo 
Nick Engels his chance to plead for 
D'Ondra Coleman's 'sock of money.' 

walk-on role, each person con- 
tributed a part of himself to 
make the show something to 

Aaron Ausbrooks, the male 
lead said, "Michelle and I work- 
ed hours on choreography, 
blocking, and songs. It all 
became worthwhile at the per- 
formance. The applause we 
received made it an ex- 
hilarating experience, one we 

will remember." 

Directing these dedicated 
young persons were seven 
teachers who set examples by 
giving of their time, energy, 
and concern. They were: Ray 
Browne, Mary Maillard, Judith 
McBride, Edward Davis, Paul 
Prather, Mable Lewis, and Stan 

Consoling a lovelorn Aaron Ausbrooks at the Pyramid Night Club are Steve 
O'Neal and Raymond Martin. 


Aaron Ausbrooks realizes that the 
park is the place for lovers as he 
serenades Michelle Pratt with "Just in 

The chorus joins Michelle Pratt and Aaron Ausbrooks in the reprise of "Just in 

Dressing to fit in with the crowd at the 
drugstore, Michelle Pratt tries to per- 
suade Raymond Martin to get a job us- 
ing his song writing ability. 

Meeting at an abandoned phone 
booth, Michael Smith and John 
Basham discuss the list of suspects. 



Be All You Can Be 

"All" that the R.O.T.C. could 
be this season was involved 
and successful. The units 
which make up the Reserve 
Officers Training Corps 
participated in numerous 
activities and gained much 
favorable recognition. 

The Color Guard, 
commanded by Anthony 
Smith, presented the colors at 
all of Tech's home athletic 
contests; at the Sectional, 
Regional, and Semi-state 

Band Guard Front Row: Wayne 
McCormick, Richard Robinson and 
Anthony Abbett. Row 2: Antoinette 
Ellis and Tammy Faust. Row 3: 
Stanley Dennison, Steven Crockett and 
Tim Baker. Row 4: John Crockett, 
Aaron MacDonald and William Neese. 
Back Row: Maurice Todd, John 
Qoodlow and Michael W. Sullivan. 

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basketball tournaments at 
Hinkle Fieldhouse; and at the 
Model (IN. held at ICJPUI. 

The female drill team, led by 
Teresa Williams, competed in 
several meets and won first in 
the state at the Fort Harrison 
drill meet. Tech's male drill 
team placed second in this 
state meet. 

The ROTC Color Guard presents the 
colors at the Sectional cross country 

Flag Detail 

Male Drill Team — 

From Left Wayne McCormick, Richard Daniels, Anthony 
Abbett, Aaron MacDonald, William Neese and John Crockett. 

Front Row: Devin Warren, Patrick Council, Darin 
Eaton. Back Row: Michael Parrot, Anthony Abbett, 
John Goodlow, Robert Smith and Ron Washington. 



in the R.O.T.C. 

Elizabeth Blakey, Bridget Jewell and 
Angie Bell "strut their stuff," showing 
why their drill team is first in the state. 

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- Female Drill Team 

Male Rifle Team 

Wayne McCormick and Richard 
Robinson do band guard duty during a 
home basketball game. 

Color Guard — 

Front Row: Denita Middlebrooks, Elizabeth Blakey, From Left: Stanley Dennison, John Kroeger, David Finch and Front Row: Michael Parrott, Anthony 

Marsha Johnson and LaSandra Hughes. Back Row: Maurice Todd. Abbett and Darin Eaton. Back Row: 

Teresa Williams, Angie Bell, Jacqueline Anderson, Patrick Council, Jerry Robinson, Robert 

Bridget Jewell, Carmen Brown and Marveda Tardy. Cummings and Gareth Hodges. 


It's Always Fun, 

By the time the school year 
was coming to a close, the 
yearbook was at its most hec- 
tic stage. And, in spite of hav- 
ing a sophisticated IBM PC and 
great software, the really hard 
work of preparing a yearbook 
still had to be done by people. 

The work involved in 
publishing a yearbook is 
underestimated by anyone who 
has never done it. This 
dedicated staff suffered from 
the perennial doubts about 

whether all of the layouts 
would get drawn, the pictures 
cropped, and the copy written. 
The satisifaction of seeing the 
book "come alive" helped to 
calm those fears. But the hope 
that this would be the best Can- 
non ever was what kept the 
staff going. 

The yearbook co-advisers spent a lot 
of time in their "little corner of the 
world." Mrs. Jackson phones pro- 
spects for ads as Mr. Cecil works at the 

Yearbook Class 

Front Row: Roselyn Huggins, Patricia 
Pounds, Steven O'Neal, Lorei McGee, 
Deana Harger, and teacher, Mrs. 
Virginia Jackson. Back Row: Berniece 
Holcomb, Dawn Rogers, and Delia 



When the Work is Done 

Editor-in-Chief Deana Harger, draws 
a page layout using the tools of her 

•0 71 Kenneth McGuire, editor of the 
underclassmen section, confers with 
Mr. Cecil and Lorei McGee, editor of 
the activities section, about which pic- 
ture to use and where to place it. 

"I was running down a long 
dark hallway; an awful monster 
was chasing me. No! Help! It 
was catching up with me. I 
turned, looked over my 
shoulder, and saw it glaring at 
me — it was the dreaded 
Deadline Monster. 

'Lorei? Wake up, its mid- 
night and we have school 
tomorrow.' I cautiously opened 
my eyes and saw Mrs. 
Jackson, my yearbook adviser, 
standing above me. I slowly 
gathered my belongings as I 
thought to myself, 'trying to 
meet deadlines can make a per- 
son crazy. I'm glad it was only 
a dream.' But, as we were pull- 
ing out of the parking lot, I 
glanced up at the window in 
the yearbook room; and, I 
know I saw the Deadline 
Monster grinning down at me." 

Lorei AlcGee 

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Lorei McGee is lost in concentration as she participates in a session of the Indiana Angela McAfee, section editor for seniors and faculty 
High School Press Association convention at Franklin College. camera as she is discovered looking over yearbooks d 

University yearbook workshop. 

attempts to hide from the 
uring a visit to the Indiana 



Younger Staff Adds Personal Touch 

Unlike in the past, the Can- 
non newspaper staff consisted 
chiefly of underclassmen. The 
editor-in-chief, as well as all 
other page editors, were 
juniors. Only one senior was on 

The younger staff members 
brought new ideas. "We open- 
ed many doors that made the 
newspaper more student 
oriented," John Wallace, Page 
2 Editor, noted. The first 
change occured when a four- 
column format replaced the old 
three-column layout. More stu- 
dent features were added to at- 
tract the interest of the student 

body and polls of the students' 
concerns were taken with the 
results reported in the paper. A 
photo quiz of seldom-seen cam- 
pus shots and trivia quizzes 
received favorable comments 
from Cannon subscribers. 

Student input increased the 
student body's appreciation of 
the newspaper. 

Deciding which negative to print are 
Robert Godwin, adviser Cecil Tresslar, 
and Andre Guy. 

Exhausted from taking pictures on campus, photo editor Steve Kanouse catches 
a few quick Z's before going on another assignment. 


Reclining: Robert Godwin. Crouching: 
David Lowe, Adviser Cecil Tresslar, 
and Ben Sanderfer. Standing: Robert 
Lufcy, Sherri Moore, John Wallace, 
Deana Harger, Michael Curtis, Julie 
Lauderman, and Andre Guy. In Tree: 
Steven Kanouse, and Steven Blagrave. 



Recognition Comes to High Achievers 

Success was with VICA 
members during the Indiana 
Vocational Skill Olympics. 
Michael Phelps and Kenneth 
Glover placed first and second 
respectively in the air condi- 
tioning and refrigeration com- 

petition. In addition to the 
Olympic style gold and silver 
medals which they won, these 
vocational students were 
awarded scholarships valued at 
over $15,000. 

When asked why she joined 

the Vocational Industrial Clubs 
of America chapter, Lisa Cut- 
shaw, secretary, replied, "The 
motto of VICA is 'preparing for 
leadership in the world of 
work,' and that is exactly what 
it does." 

Checking the placement of decora- 
tions for the VICA/DECA Valentine's 
Day mixer are VICA sponsors Debi 
Cline and June Qarnett. 

Block-T Sponsor, Howard Catt, is the 
recipient of the inaugural "Charles F. 
Maas Memorial Award" as "Outstan- 
ding Athletic Administrator of the 
Year." The award is presented by the 
Indiana High School Officials 

Block-T (Below) Front Row: Joseph 
DeBruler, Robert Sulver, Cynthia 
Smith, Jennifer Hon, Laurie Simpkins, 
Maria Haak, and Tammy Alexander. 
Row 2: Robert Conners, Charles Sides, 
Gary Reedy, Charles Simmons, 
Stephen Pittman, Jason Flowers, Lee 
Williams, and Michael Norton. Back 
Row: Clark Williams, Kevin Brown, 
Andre Covington, Steven Miller, 
Steven Rose, Robert Logan, Walter 
Woodard, Kenneth Goins, J. Dallas 
Dishman, and Michael Smith. 



Seated: Lisa Cutshaw, Norma Mehringer, and Sponsors Lester Woolard, David 
Evans, Glenn Adams, Debi Cline, and Lloyd Scherich. Standing: Lora Arthur, Kim 
Settles, John Kroeger, Steven Keller, Kenneth Glover, William Boyd, Scott 
Daniels, Lee Smith, John Ramsey, Edward Stergar, Anthony Dodd, Latonda 
McDuffie, and Kimberly Lewis. 



OEA Reaches Out 
To Touch Alumni 

The Office Education 
Association (OEA), sponsored 
by Ann Cummins and Cheryl 
McVay, was composed only of 
seniors who were enrolled in 
either Intensive Office Lab or 
the Cooperative Office Educa- 
tion program. Formerly, 
sophomores and juniors enroll- 
ed in vocational business 
classes were members. 

For the tenth straight year, 
members of OEA who were 
enrolled in the Intensive Office 
Laboratory made photo ID 
cards for the entire student 
body and many staff members. 

The membership also con- 
tinued an OEA Christmas tradi- 
tion by selling "candy-cane- 
grams" at Christmas. Mrs. 
Cummins said, "OEA gives 
students the extra polish and 
maturity that they need in 
speaking skills, parliamentary 
skills, and social skills." This 
was the eleventh year for OEA 
at Tech and the first reunion of 
10-year OEA alumni. 

OEA Front Row: Melissa Grayer, 
Melissa Renfro, Sheila Pettigrew, Lisa 
Young, Rhonda Daws, Melodie Smith, 
Cynthia Britt, Diane Miller, Rosa 
Taylor, and Leah Gavin. Row 2: 
Advisers Ann Cummins and Cheryl 
McVay, Clarissa Saunders, Christie 
Robinson, Janice Morris, Tammy 
Taylor, Shinell Smith, Barbara Bell, 
Sylvia Shaw, and Lorraine Love. Back 
Row: Michelle Byrd, Mary Church, 
Leona Flanigan, Carolyn Wade, 
Jennifer Johnfauno, Angela Robinson, 
James Herron, Terry Hannon, Duke 
Tetrick, Darrin Napier, Dawn Rogers, 
Lisa Asher, Brenda Devine, Michael 
Smith, Lisa Noland, Efthimios Sotos, 
Cathy Hardin, and Linda Johnson. 

Registering 70 returning OEA alumni 
kept Laura Mexner and Janice Morris 
busy the last day of school. 

Ann Cummins enjoys her retirement 
party and reminiscing with many OEA 




DEC A 1st in Dance America Project 

Distributive Education Clubs 
of America are for marketing 
and distribution students. 
Tech's DECA chapter, spon- 
sored by Delsie Shoemaker, 
won awards and trophies at the 
local, state, and national levels. 

Winning first place in Ser- 

vice Station Selling at the state 
level, Ronald Patrick advanced 
to the National DECA Con- 
ference in San Francisco in 

Indianapolis DECA chapters 
were the local sponsor for 
DANCE AMERICA, a project to 

raise money for the Children's 
Miracle Network Telethon. 
Tech was the winning high 
school in the city, collecting 
$435 for the Riley Childrens 

Perfecting her cash register skills for 
food marketing is Annette Lyles. 


The DECA display case shows 
fashions THEN and NOW, 1920-1980. 

DECA Front Row: Annette Lyles, Cheri 
Brooks, Tina Farmer, Sharon Beck, 
Michelle Thomerson, and Jeanette 
Holt. Row 2: John Russell, Annette 
Wilson, Yvonne Townsend, Lynette 
Hiser, Rhonda Griffith, Lisa Shea, and 
Ronald Patrick. Back Row: Glen 
Canfield, Kevin King, Mike Hammans, 
Bernadette Hurley, John Basham, 
William McGaha, Sandy Devine, Gloria 
Gonzales, and James Carter. 



SAO, U.N.- Government in Action 

Under the supervisor! of Mr. 
John Miner, the Student Af- 
fairs Organization was involved 
in numerous activities. With 
the temporary merging of SAO 
and Key Club, SAO took over 
the responsibility of presenting 
all of the homecoming events 
including the homecoming 
dance. The student govern- 
ment also sponsored the 
basketball queen competition 

and initiated the basketball 
king competition. SAO 
members Michael Smith and 
Harry Murphy represented the 
school at the' Key Club 

The model United Nations 
was formed to help those who 
participate in the program to 
better understand the way the 
real United Nations operates. 
The students who took part 

studied the history and culture 
of the countries they 
represented so that they could 
understand each country's 
needs when they wrote pro- 
posals to solve that country's 
problems. Tech students 
represented the United 
Kingdom, Lebanon, Venezuela, 
Bolivia, and Portugal. Melanie 
McNeely, Michael Smith, and 
Steven Suess, representing the 

U.K., received 
their proposal. 

a plaque for 

Lebanon's representatives to the 
Model (J.N., Curt Qrimsley and Brian 
Livingston reflect the current unstable 
nature of that country by bearing arms. 

- Model U.N. 


From the top: Kevin Arnott, Lorei 
McGee, Deana Harger, Dawn 
Hobbs, Cynthia Marsh, Brian 
Livingston, Melanie McNeely, 
Stephen Suess, Michael Smith, 
Laurie Simpkins, and Lisa Wright. 

Sitting: Misty Blaine, Jason Flowers, Edwin MacDonald, Christie Robinson, 
Michael Smith, Ruth Leach, and Veronica Swanigan. Standing: Stephanie Searcy, 
Lorei McGee, Deana Harger, Gregory Alcorn, Cheryl Logan, Harry Murphy, 
Gretchen Breheim, and Jody Barnett. 


Model U.N./ SAO 

Sophomore Senate has the 'Midas Touch' 

The Sophomore Senate, 
sponsored by Mr. Bill Mc- 
Creary, entered the school year 
with a bang. This was the first 
sophomore senate ever organiz- 
ed at Tech and it seemed as 
though every project it under- 
took turned to gold. 

The Sophomore Class, with 
the Senate in the lead, won the 
homecoming float competition 
for the second straight year. 
The Senate went on to organize 
the sale of nearly a thousand 
Valentine balloon-a-grams 
which helped to boost the class 
treasury. And, in the spring, 
the Senate sponsored a spirit 
week which many sophomores 
participated in. 

Senate President, Lorei 
McGee, commented, "1 was 
thrilled when I found out that 
the Sophomore Class would 
have a council to plan class ac- 
tivities and even more so when 
the activities were so 

Grinning like a "Cheshire panther", 
Bernice Felix peers out from the 
panther-burger on the sophomore 
homecoming float entitled, 'Poupon 
the Panthers.' 



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President Lorei McGee 

Vice President Jodi Barnett 

Kneeling: Tammy Alexander, Norma Aguilera, Denita Middlebrooks, Kimberly 
Lewis, J. Elaine Spradlin, Jennifer Hon, and Tina Folson. Sitting: Sponsor William 
McCreary, Michelle VanCleave, Ladana Moore, Loren Brown, Darlene Powell, 
Michele Bates, and Sheena Dukate. Standing: Todd Chapman, Danyl McDivitt, 
Jody Barnett, Melissa Thompson, Dawn Hobbs, Lorei McGee, Anthony Skinner, 
Cynthia Marsh, Dean King, Kathleen Johnson, Douglas Warren, and James 

Secretary Melissa Thompson 

Treasurer Kimberly Lewis 

Sophomore Senate 


Junior Council has a Touch of Success 

"We've set our goals, our 
future's fixed, we're the Class 
of '86." With the adoption of 
this slogan, the Junior Council 
was prepared to carry out its 
charge of leading the class 
through its junior year. The 
most profitable project under- 

taken by the Council was the 
sale of junior spirit buttons 
which bore the class motto. 
Junior spirit week also drew 
the participation of many class 
members. Planning the 
junior/ senior prom, in coopera- 
tion with the Senior Council, re 

quired a great deal of the 
Junior Council's time. The 
prom, which was held at the 
Murat Temple, incorporated 
carriage rides, two disc 
jockeys, and the use of profes- 
sional decorators. Many 
observers rated the prom the 

best in recent years. Closing 
out the school year on a suc- 
cessful note, the Council spon- 
sored the Junior Class picnic. 

Determination and willpower show in 
the faces of Cynthia Smith and Charles 
Simmons as they, and other juniors, 
pull their team to victory in the 
junior/ senior tug-of-war. 



Misty Blaine, Cheryl Logan, Tammi Poindexter, Tami Pond, Leona Flanigan, Ricky 
Zimmerman, Ann Hubbard, Alison Piety, Tonia Hurt, Shuron Belk, Robin Sanders, 
Jeffrey Valentine, Michael Phelps, Kenneth Moore, Deana Harger, J. Dallas 
Dishman, Michelle Crockett, Brian Livingston, Kevin Brown, Gregory Alcorn, 
Lamont Hedgespeth, Stephen Pittman, Kenneth McGuire, and Harry Murphy. 

Secretary Michelle Crockett 

Treasurer Kenny Moore 


Junior Council 

Senior Council has a Touch of Class' 

The Senior Council existed 
to plan and implement senior 
activities. Sponsored by Mr. 
John Kanouse, the Council 
sold candy to make money, 
coordinated Sadie Hawkins 
Day, co-sponsored the 
junior/senior tug-ofwar, in- 
Celebrating the joy of being seniors, 
Aretha Marable, Jonathan Carter, and 
Lorraine Love parade around the gym 
to show off their Sadie Hawkins Day 

Melanie McNeely and Laurie Sim- 
pkins are just "tooling around" as they 
work on the senior homecoming float. 

itiated two senior spirit weeks, 
planned the senior picnic, and 
co-produced the 1985 prom, 
"Almost Paradise." In addition 
to these official functions, 
President Michael Smith and 
Mr. John Miner arranged for a 
grad night at Kings Island. 

When asked how he felt 
about being president of the 
Senior Council, Michael Smith 
replied, "I felt that leading the 
Council, and the Class of 1985, 
was a most rewarding ex- 
perience. I will treasure it as a 
highlight of my high school 



Vice President Jason Flowers 

Michael Smith, Charles Farrow, Teresa Williams, Jason Flowers, Laurie Simpkins, 
Robert Sulver, Melanie McNeely, Sharon Miller, Rhonda Daws, Patricia Davis, 
Yvonne Townsend, Stephanie Searcy, Leah Gavin, Lisa Bullock, and Jennifer 

Secretary Teresa Williams 

Treasurer Tina Powell 

Senior Council 


Senior Robert Sulver shows the form 
that earned him an eighth place finish 
in the State swimming meet. Rob is the 
first Tech swimmer to ever qualify for 
the State meet. 





Top of the Heap 
at Mid-Season 

Under new head coach, Mr. 
Lafayette Reed, the 
Titans were tied for first 
place in the cluster with a 3-2 
record midway through the 
season. With this good beginn- 
ing, a new atmosphere of op- 
timism and pride filled the en- 
tire school. A cheerblock was 
formed and the crowds increas- 
ed dramatically. These 
changes and improvements 
caused the enthusiasm and 
confidence of the team to re- 
main high throughout the 

When Tech played Marshall 
in the season's third contest, 
the Titans served up a lesson 
on how to play the game both 
offensively and defensively. 
The final score of 18-2 was in- 
dicative of our overall domina- 
tion of a very worthy opponent. 

In the homecoming game 
against North Central, a crucial 
cluster confrontation, the 
Titans went down to defeat 

Although this year's squad 
frequently took teams to the 
depths of frustration, it had a 
hard time keeping them down. 

Nonetheless, this team 
finished with a record of 4-6 
and laid the groundwork for 
many fine teams to follow. 

















Broad Ripple 



North Central 












A Titan leaps into mid air and in- 
tercepts the ball from a North Central 
player during the homecoming game. 

Varsity Football Team. Front Row: Vorn Taylor, Charles Simmons, Michael 
Thomas, William Rush, Clark Williams, Charles Sides, Gary Reedy, Robert Hill, 
Michael Sholar, and Ronald Cannon. Row 2: Daniel Roberts, Timothy Allen, 
Christopher Smith, Lee Williams, Jeffrey Valentine, Bryan Eaton, Marcus Stennis, 
Willie Lofton, Michael Norton, John Marks, Brondon McFarland, Mark Jamerson:, 

and William Flanagan. Back Row: Coach Lafayette Reed, John Gore, Asst. Coach; 
Michael Parrott, Steve Miller, Kevin Brown, Shawn Connor, Bryant McAtee, John 
Goodlow, Andre Covington, Stephen Pittman, William Norman, Darrel Humphrey, 
and Jeffrey Robinson, Asst. Coach. 


Freshmen Have Winning Season 

The freshman football 
team was under the direc- 
tion of Coach Frank Craig 
for the first part of the season 
and finished under Coach Per- 
cy Griffin. It posted the only 
winning season of any of the 
fall sports with a 4-3 record. 
Varsity Coach Mickey Reed 
can look forward to these 
players reinforcing his varsity 
squad which had its best 
record in several years. 















Broad Ripple 











North Central/Cancelled 

Freshman Football Team Front Row: William Wright, David Chapman, Patrick 
Holliday, Warren Cornett, Dwayne Miller, and Coach Percy Griffin. Row 2: Shelby 
Clayton, Dustin Cox, James Barton, Shawn Turner, Kenneth Washington, and 
Kenneth McRee . Back Row: Rick Jackson, Byron Sanders, Robert Franklin, 
Dennis Weathers, Dwaine Richardson, Robert Rush, and Mark Brown. 

Sophomore William Norman centers HUT ONE! 
the ball for Senior William Rush . 


Rush drops back into the pocket to set 
up for the "perfect" pass. 


Runners Improve 
Over the Long Haul 

Distance runners must 
possess determination, 
stamina, dedication, and 
endurance. Out of a student 
body of 2400 students, only 12 
guys and 6 girls even attemp- 
ted this rigorous sport. The two 
girls who completed the season 

were limited to running as in- 
dividuals because there were 
not enough runners to com- 
prise a full team. Nonetheless, 
improvement came with ex- 
perience for both groups and 
by season's end the boys team 
was posting its best scores. 

Cross Country running is physically 
demanding. Junior Cynthia Smith's 
face shows the pain she feels as she 
crosses the finish line of the Tech 

The beauty of the countryside on a 
crisp autumn morning forms a 
backdrop for runner Donald Mueller 
who is concentrating on passing the 
runner in front of him. 

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Senior Billy Guymon works his way 
up through the pack during the Sec- 
tional Cross Country meet at Riverside 

Park. Billy was named Most Valuable 
Runner for his efforts in the 84/85 

Cross Country 










































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Stretching muscles and checking 
equipment before a long run is 
necessary to avoid injuries. Tong 
Srichareon and James Allen help each 
other stretch as Ralph Turner re-laces 
his shoes. 

Boys and Girls Cross Country 
Teams: Boys Coach, Bruce McGeath; 
Kimberly Ramsey, Tong Srichareon, 
Steven Scholl, Ralph Turner, Billy 
Guymon, Cynthia Smith, Vincente 
Vasquez, James Allen, Anthony Burns, 
Charles Rice, and Girls Coach, Julius 

Freshman Vincente Vasquez passes 
another runner to improve his position 
at the midway point of the freshman 

heat of the Tech Invitational. 
Freshman runners made up about one 
third of the Tech team. 

Cross Country 


No-Fault Team is 
Small But Spirited 


(4 • 10) 











Mew Palestine 





Warren Central 

















Tennis, which is usually 
not considered an "inner- 
city" sport, drew only six 
players to participate in the 
boys fall season. Coached by 
Mr. Don Robinson, the team 
compiled a record of 4 - 10. 

Despite the lack of highly ex- 
perienced players, deteriorated 
practice courts at school, and 
having to play all of their mat- 
ches at city parks, tennis team 

Senior Robert Sulver employs concen- 
tration and follow-through to smash a 
serve into his opponent's court. Rob 
had the best record on the team this 

members took their sport as 
seriously as any other athletes. 
John Wallace, who is active 
in a number of extra-curricular 
activities, was asked why he 
chose to participate in a non- 
traditional, minor sport like ten- 
nis. His response tells alot 

about John and his team's 
positive attitude. John said, 
"I'm just proud to do 
something athletic for Tech." 

Junior John Wallace uses his 
backhand stroke to return a serve. 
Mastery of a variety of strokes earned 
John MVP honors this year. 

BOYS TENNIS TEAM: Coach Donald Robinson, Robert Sulver, John 
Wallace, Thomas Markey, Eric Poventud, Bernard White, and Bradley 
Thompson . 


Boys Tennis 

Set, Set, Spike! 




2 Luthern H. S. 1 

Franklin Central 2 

Hamilton Southeastern 2 

Indian Creek 2 

Chatard 2 

2 Ritter 1 

2 Northwest 1 

Speedway 2 

2 Broad Ripple 1 

Cathedral 2 

Scecina 2 

2 Attucks 

2 Washington 

Marshall 2 

2 Deaf School 

2 Park Tudor 1 

Manual 2 

1 Howe 2 

Varsity Volleyball Team. Front Row: Sherri Moore, 
Marveda Tardy, James Littlejohn (Trainer), Lisa Claspell, 
and Carolyn Swanigan. Back Row: Coach Mary Lou Manka, 
Ruth Sledge, Sharmin Davis, Rhonda Miles, Hortensia Smith, 
and Coach Francis Knue. 

Reserve Volleyball Team. Front Row: Maria Camarena, 
Marion Parks, Donna Branch, Gretchen Breheim. Back Row: 
Shanna Crowe, Sonja Henson, Carwander Hatten, Dawn 
(Jpshaw, and Coach Francis Knue. 

The most thrilling varsity 
match of this volleyball 
season was against Park 
Tudor. Tech won the first 
game 1513; lost the second 
game by the same score; and 
came back to win the final 
game, again by a 15-13 score. 
This match was representative 
of the entire season. Coach 
Mary Lou Manka said, "We 
were steady servers and good 
spikers." Although a regular 
season record of 8 and 10 is 
very respectable, Coach 
Manka stated, "We just didn't 
win enough of the close 




Luthern H. S. 2 

Franklin Central 2 

Hamilton Southeastern 2 

2 Indian Creek 

Chatard 2 

Ritter 2 

2 Northwest 1 

Speedway 2 

1 Broad Ripple 2 

Cathedral 2 

Arlington 2 

Scecina 2 

2 Attucks 

1 Washington 2 

1 Marshall 2 

2 Park Tudor 

2 Manual 1 

Howe 2 

Junior Sherri Moore positions herself 
to set a shot for senior Hortensia Smith 

As Sherri pushes off, Hortensia eyes 
the ball and prepares to move into 

Hortensia spikes the ball over the net, 
hoping to avoid a return. 

The ball clears the hands of the 
defenders to score a point for the 




Girls Underclassed, 
Not Outclassed 

When you begin a 
season of competitive 
swimming with a new 
coach and 13 underclass girls, 
you can end up with a 2-12 
record that is very deceptive. 
Coach Margaret Sweeney said, 

"I was very impressed with the 
individual swimmers on this 
team." Whether the team 
can make competitive waves 
next year is uncertain; 
however, if the nucleus which 
was formed this season can 
develop an esprit de corps and 
internal leadership, this will 
have been one rebuilding 
season that was worth the 

Maria Haak checks her position at 
mid-dive to set up for her entry into the 

Girls Swim Team Front Row: Tina 
Lynch, Lisa Ollanketo. Second Row: 
Rita Vasquez, Tammy Alexander, 
Darlene Powell, and Danyl McDivitt. 
Third Row: Norma Aguilera, Kristin 
Hoch, and Maria Haak. Back Row: 
Coach Margaret Sweeney and Terri 





59 Howe 


51 Brebeuf 


81 Washington 


48 Perry Meridian 


93 Deaf School 


61 Marshall 


50 Speedway 


83 Washington 


44 Decatur Central 


53 Southeastern 


47 Center Grove 


59 Chatard 


56 Howe 


42 Southport 

112 1 

There are four basic competitive swim 
strokes. William Hobbs swims the butterfly 

Joseph DeBruler 


employs the 


Girls Swimming 

Sulver Swims Way 
into State Meet 

The boys swim team, 
under first-year head 
coach Margaret 
Sweeney, was short on 
numbers but long on com- 
petitiveness. More than a dozen 
young men went out for the 
team; but, for a variety of 
reasons only four swimmers 
completed the season. Since 
swimming is both an individual 





43 Beech Grove 


58 Howe 


60 Washington 


41 Speedway 


34 Hamilton 



44 Lawrence Central 90 

51 Westfield 


64 Chatard 


42 Center Grove 


52 Washington 


43 Decatur Central 


50 Franklin Central 


62 Indiana Creek 


68 Marshall 


and team sport, the failure to 
field a full team resulted in a 
misleading 1-13 season record. 

Although the team lacked 
depth, the team members who 
completed the season: senior, 
Robert Sulver; junior, Dallas 
Dishman; and sophomores 
Joseph DeBruler and William 
Hobbs, lacked neither talent 
nor desire. Tech finished fourth 
in the city tourney. 

Perhaps the most impressive 
individual on the team was Rob 
Sulver. Rob broke seven in- 
dividual records, set a new sec- 
tional record in the 100-yard 
backstroke, and was 
undefeated in the 100-yard but- 
terfly going into the state meet. 
Sulver's eighth place finish in 
the 100-yard butterfly was 
especially significant because 
Rob was the first Tech swim- 
mer ever to earn the right to 
compete in the state meet. 

Boys Swim Team Under Board: 
Robert Sulver, William Hobbs. On 
Board: J. Dallas Dishman, Coach 
Margaret Sweeney, Joseph DeBruler, 
and Jackie Carter. 

Dallas Dishman favors the freestyle 

Rob Sulver excels in the backstroke. 
He qualified for the 100-yard 
backstroke event in the state swim 

Boys Swimming 


More Goals 
is the Goal 

Local basketball legend, 
Tony Hinkle, once said 
that in basketball the 
team that wins is the one that 
puts the ball through the hoop. 
The 1985 edition of the Tech 
Titan basketball team only put 
the ball through the hoop well 
enough to win two games. 
Sometimes, the fact that 
success in sports is a combina- 
tion of talent, hard work, 
leadership, and luck has to be 

faced. This year the combina- 
tion just didn't click for Tech. 

Nonetheless, longtime 
followers of Tech-style 
"hoosier hysteria" were quick 
to point out that first year, 
head coach, Frank Craig, did a 
good job of developing his 
players. This very young team 
worked hard, remained com- 
petitive, and matured 
throughout the campaign. 

Senior Michael Lucas attempts to 
grab a rebound from a Ben Davis 

Boys Varsity Basketball Team: 

Front Row: Dennis Arnott, Manager; 
Virgil Bleill, Assistant Coach; Frank 
Craig, Head Coach; James Bell, 
Trainer; and William Wheeler, 
Equipment Manager. Back Row: 
Michael Phelps, Jason Flowers, John 
Marks, Charles Westmoreland, Steven 
Rose, Walter Woodard, Michael Lucas, 
Robert Logan, William Rush, Michael 
Norton, and Steven Scholl. 


Boys Varsity Basketball 










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51 ; 


South port 




50 : 





Ben Davis 



North Central 















Marshall O.T. 












Muncie Central 









Lawrence No, 


Teamwork includes helping a team- First year head coach, Frank Craig, 

mate like Robert Logan who was explains his game strategy to the team 

knocked to the floor while driving for a during a timeout. 

Boys Varsity Basketball 


Reserves Peak 
at Mid-Season 

The reserve team was the 
most successful of the 
boys basketball teams. 
The competitive nature of the 
team was best shown in its 
double overtime victory over 
Howe. Coach Virgil Bleill insists 
on a well-disciplined style of 
play and he understands the 
importance of the "total 
basketball program." 

Mr. Bleill implemented an 
orientation day for eighth grade 
boys interested in playing 
basketball for Tech and he 
coordinated a summer league 
made up of incoming 

Boys Reserve Basketball Team: 

Allen Fisher, Darren Neely, Robert 
Butler, Stanley Gilbert, Johnny Burl, 
Kevin Simms, Clifford Williams, Phillip 
Moore, Curtis Evans, Tony Gowdy, 
Frank Sullivan, and Coach Virgil Bleill . 

Coach Bleill diagrams the play he 
wants his squad to execute. In his 
rookie season as the reserve team 
coach, Mr. Bleill directed his team to a 
910 record. 










Broad Ripple 















Ben Davis 



North Central 



































L_JL_ Boys Reserve Basketball 

Frosh Hustle Pays Off 
a Little too Late 

Looking for two points, Anthony 
White begins his flight to the basket. 

It takes time for a 
freshman team to find 
the right combination of 
players and a style of play to 
be successful. Despite a losing 
record, Coach David George 
commented that, "the team 
played very well in the last six 
games of the season." The 
team began to jell as the 
season was coming to a close; 
just in time for Coach George 
to relinquish his players to the 
reserve program. He was com- 
plimentary toward all of his 
team members and especially 
commended Jeff Allen, Dwaine 
Richardson, and Robert 
Franklin for their outstanding 
play and hustle. 






25 Creston 


34 Broad Ripple 


27 Southport 


53 Attucks 


40 Lawrence Central 


36 Ritter 


27 Arlington 


37 Northwest 


46 Stonybrook O.T. 


33 Chatard 


40 Cathedral 


34 Manual 


42 Scecina 


33 North Central 


28 Roncalli 


27 Washington 


38 Marshall 


39 Howe 


22 Roncalli 


Boys Freshman Basketball Team: 

Front Row: Eric Whaley, Eric Alford, 
James Barton, Samuel Williams, 
Robert Harris, William Wright, Fredrick 
Smith, Glenn Bundy . Back Row: Corey 
Griffin, Manager; Robert Rush, Robert 
Franklin, Dwaine Richardson, Anthony 
White, Dennis Weathers, Andre Frye, 
Byron Sanders, Jeff Allen, and David 
George, Coach. 

Passing around his defender, Dwaine 
Richardson takes the ball to the basket. 

Boys Freshman Basketball 

Wrestlers Improve 
. . . Slowly 

Tech's wrestling pro- 
gram improved slowly 
but steadily at every 
level this year. 

Additional coaches aided in 
this improvement. Sam 
Elmore, a Tech wrestling alum- 
nus, worked with head coach 
John Hurrle, while Mickey 
Reed, Tech's new varsity foot- 
ball coach, assisted reserve 
coach Francis Knue . 

The fact that each of the 

Varsity Wrestling Team: Front Row: 
Donald Ireland, Timothy Allen, Gordon 
Hyatt, Michael Thomas, Steven 
Blagrave, and Ronald Cannon. Back 
Row: Coach Francis Knue, Coach John 
Hurrle, Erik Poventud, Glindon Ingle, 
William Norman, Douglas Massey, 
Coach Mickey Reed, and Trainer 
James Littlejohn. 

three teams was able to im- 
prove its record over last 
year's, signaled that the wrestl- 
ing program had begun the 
climb to its former status. 





3 North Central 


34 Marshall 


12 Lawrence Central 


24 Chatard 


6 Beech Grove 


25 Martinsville 


19 Perry Meridian 


29 Western 


15 Kokomo 




57 Marshall 


51 Washington 


Ben Davis 


Basic wrestling moves: Joseph Gordon Hyatt works for position as Tim Allen gains control and rolls his Tim Allen uses his chin to help drive 
Bowles and his rival start in a standing he takes his opponent to the mat. adversary to his back. his foe's shoulders to the mat for a pin. 




Where Have All the Wrestlers Gone 

Sixty-seven young men 
aspired to become 
wrestlers when the 
season began in the fall, but on- 
ly 42 remained at season's end. 
What caused so many pro- 
spective wrestlers to withdraw 
from the sport? Few sports are 
as physically and mentally 
demanding as wrestling. A 

Reserve and Freshman Wrestling 
Teams: Front Row: Raymond Love, 
Dustin Cox, Scott Ramsey, John 
Mehringer, Mark Brown, William 
Ferguson, William Miller, and James 
Hawkins . Back Row: Trainer James 
Littlejohn, Coach Francis Knue, 
Charles Sides, Ronald Simpkins, 
Manager Tommy Hall, Joseph Bowles, 
Donald Mueller, Reggie Moore, Terry 
Johnson, and Coach Mickey Reed. 

championship caliber wrestler 
must have the endurance and 
mental stamina of a long- 
distance runner, the power of a 
weightlifter, the grace of a 
diver, the speed and agility of a 
basketball player, a baseball 
player's grasp of strategy, and 
a willingness to endure pain, 
which is the hallmark of all 
champions. The young man 
who can compete successfully 
in wrestling is indeed a cut 
above the ordinary. Perhaps 
then, the real surprise was not 
that one-third of the potential 
wrestling team withdrew, but 
rather that the fittest two-thirds 












Broad Ripple 


















Beech Grove 



Perry Meridian 






46 Washington 


40 Broad Ripple 


48 Arlington 


6 Northwest 


12 South Wayne 


24 Manual 


8 Howe 


12 Pike 


6 Broad Ripple 


Action on the mat captures the rapt at- 
tention of the Techmates, wrestlers, 
and other fans. 



Girls Basketball 
Youth on the Move 

The Tech girls basket- 
ball program fielded 
teams this year which 
were young in both age and ex- 
perience. Ruth Sledge, who led 
the varsity in scoring was the 
only senior on the varsity 
squad. At the reserve level, the 
entire team was comprised of 
freshmen, except for Denita 
Middlebrooks who was just a 

A Tech "sky-high five" brings Car- 
wander Hatten and Sonja Henson off 
their feet as Gloria Davie looks on. 













Perry Meridian 



North Central 






Warren Central 



Ben Davis 






Washington (CT) 












Perry Meridian 















Park Tudor 





The varsity team played a 
rugged schedule which includ- 
ed all of the city, county, and 
parochial powerhouses. The 
team's limited experience 
showed in its less-disciplined 
style of play and in its 7-12 
record. Nonetheless, as the 
team struggled through its 
season, signs of growth 
became evident. Entering the 
Sectional tournament as an 
underdog team, the Titans sur- 
prised many observers by 
defeating Scecina in a close 
game and then edging out Park 
Tudor by a single point. Ritter 
dashed the lady Titans' 
Cinderella hopes of winning the 
Sectional tourney, but not 
before this young team had 
grown in team unity and 
matured in its style of play. 

Girls Varsity and Reserve 
Basketball Teams: Front Row: Denita 
Middlebrooks, Sherri Dowdell, Sherri 
Beck, Nicole Crowe, Carwander 
Hatten, Marva Bell, Terri Dowdell, 
Sonja Henson, Natalie Henderson, and 
Manager Gretchen Breheim. Back 
Row: Asst. Coach Benita Kennedy, 
Donna Branch, Lisa Claspell, Rhonda 
Miles, Sharmin Davis, Marveda Tardy, 
Gloria Davie, Ruth Sledge, Angela 
Thomas, Adrian Battle, Edna Toliver, 
Reserve Coach Cecilia Mimms, and 
Varsity Coach Susan Jahnke. 










North Central 






Warren Central 



Ben Davis 































7 . 


Broad Ripple 












Girls Basketball 

Reserves Go 18-1 

The girls reserve 
basketball team was 
anything but reserved. 
This nearly all-freshman team 
rolled over its opponents on the 
way to winning the Reserve 
City Championship and an 18-1 

This accomplishment was 
not a fluke! The Titans 
outscored their rivals by an 
average of more than two to 
one, with an average offensive 
output of 36 points per game 
offset by a mere 17 point 
average allowed their foes. The 
only loss of the year came in 

Sherri Dowdell drives to the basket, 
despite a strong Howe defense, as 
Natalie Henderson positions herself for 
a rebound. 

Rhonda Miles lays claim to the 
basketball which is up for grabs, as her 
teammates come to her assistance. 

the final game, when the team, 
without several of its starters, 
lost in a heartbreaker to 
Manual by two points. 

As one would expect, this 
outstanding team also had 
several outstanding players. 
Carwander Hatton, a freshman, 
earned a chance to play with 
the varsity. She was moved up 
to the varsity team at sectional 
time and twice scored in 
double figures. 

Varsity coach Susan Jahnke 
credits the quality of the 
reserve team to the improving 
girls basketball programs at 
Tech's feeder schools and 
particularly at Harshman 
Junior High. She commented, 
"We have been fortunate to get 
good athletes. School 101 
supplies many of our athletes; 
they have had several good 
teams in recent years and this 
trend seems to be continuing." 

Marveda Tardy steps to the line, sets for her shot. . . 
dribbles . . . 

pushes the shot away. 

and follows through with the flick of 
her wrist. 

Girls Basketball 


Baseball 'By George' 

The Titan baseball pro- 
gram has new coaches 
at the varsity and 
reserve levels; and, both 
coaches have the same 
name — David George. Varsity 
Coach, David, Sr., served for 
several years as an assistant 
coach. Reserve Coach, David, 
Jr., earned his Bachelor's 
degree at Indiana Central 
Gniversity this spring. A "low 
tech" survey indicates that the 
Georges are the only 
father/son team coaching 

Varsity Baseball Team: Front Row: 
David George, Jr., Assistant Coach; 
Wanda A. Hubbard, Student Assistant; 
Michael Phelps, Paul Beam, Kevin L. 
Smith, Bradley Thompson, Alison 
Piety, Student Assistant; and David 
George, Sr., Head Coach. Back Row: 
William Watson, Daniel Rosales, 
Manolito Powell, Chris Clark, James 
Inman, Ronald Lynn, Timmie Smith, 
and Robert Pierce. 

baseball at any IHSAA member 

Mike Phelps checks the catcher's steps on the rubber, 
signal and sets his grip. . . 

winds up. . . 


Varsity Baseball 

I i i C ■ 

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Ben Davis 
















North Central 











Arlington (City) 









Broad Ripple 















Chatard (Sectional) 








Ben Davis 

















North Central 















Broad Ripple 





A "Rebel" base runner slides safely in- 
to second base as sophomore Tony 
Skinner has to wait on a late throw. 

Reserve Baseball Team: Front Row: 
Jennifer Hon, Student Assistant; 
James Price, Gonzalo Reyna, Kenneth 
McQuire, Scott Ramsey, Aaron 
Jurgesmeyer, Douglas Watkins, and 
Coach David George, Jr.. Back Row: 
Randy Spillane, Paul Dailey, Ronald 
Simpkins, Anthony Skinner, Daniel 
Rosales, Ronald Lynn, John Gimbel, 
and Michael Mencer. 

Freshman Doug Watkins is the center 
of attention as he attempts to "slide 
one by" a Roncalli batter. 

Reserve Baseball 


Softball Team 
Short On Seniority 

Growth and maturity 
were the hallmarks of 
the softball team during 
the 1985 campaign. Cinder the 
direction of first year head 
coach, Margaret Sweeney, the 
team, which consisted entirely 
of freshmen and sophomores, 
began the season at the mercy 
of its more experienced foes. 

By season's end, however, the 
players showed that they were 
developing their skills as in- 
dividuals and as a team. The 
same Manual team which beat 
Tech by 22 runs in the early 
part of the season could 
muster only a 2 run winning 
margin in the sectional 

Defensive position: Sophomore Tam- 
my Alexander positions herself for a 
possible play, as she concentrates on 
the action at home plate. 

Softball Team: Kneeling: Darlene 
Powell, Norma Aguilera, Diann 
Boughner, Dawn Ferguson, Sonja 
Henson, Amy Small, Lucinda DeLoach, 
Kimberly Ramsey, and Angela Curtis. 
Standing: Coach Cecilia Mimms, Stacy 
McCall, Sherri Beck, Lora Hawkins, 
Lisa Moore, Janell Raney, Lisa 
Claspell, Tammy Alexander, Donna 
Branch, and Coach Margaret Sweeney. 

"' ,,. ■' ' ' -m*}, "■ ^f' .h. ; « >• '• ;•■'" 











Perry Meridian 



Franklin Central 









Manual (Res) 












Warren Central (Res) 22 





Northwest (Res) 












Broad Ripple 






Perry Meridian 



Decatur Central 





Offensive Position: Sophomore Lisa 
Claspell encourages the batter, as she 
prepares to run to third base at the 
crack of the bat. 


Lisa Claspell is careful to touch home 
plate as she scores a run in the Mar- 
shall game. 


' wmwi 



Action: Softball fans look on as an ex- 
pressive umpire informs freshman 
Sherri Beck that she has failed in her 
attempt to slide home. 

Reaction: The onlookers register their 
disgust at what they obviously believe 
is a poor call on the part of the umpire. 



Sports for Life 

Dawn Hobbs concentrates on the 
flight of the ball as she sets up for a 
backhand return. 

Many sports require large 
numbers of participants 
and the physical fitness 
inherent to youth. Mot so with 
tennis and golf. The student- 
athletes who participated in 
these pastimes will enjoy the 
benefits which they afford for 
as long as they choose to play 
them. In an age of high-tech 
spectator sports, high-touch 
participation sports like golf 
and tennis join running, swim- 
ming, bicycling, and walking as 
a means to enhance physical 
and mental fitness. 







1 Washington 








4 Attucks 




4 Arlington 



3 Broad Ripple 




3 Marshall 


Dawn Hobbs is a study in eye/hand 
coordination as she calculates the 
speed of the ball and the amount of 
force she will employ to achieve a non- 
returnable vojfey. 


•C t 

Christie Early bounces the ball, as an picks the spot in her opponent's court throws the ball up, and. 
aid in psyching-up for her serve. . . where she hopes to place her shot. . . 

slams the serve home. 


Girls Tennis 

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Golf Team: Seated: Joseph DeBruler, 
David Suess, Coach Julius Kleine, and 
William Trent. Standing: Joseph 
Benson and Harry Blackledge. 

There is nothing to do now but wait, 
as sophomore David Suess watches 
the path his ball takes toward the cup. 






Park Tudor 





Broad Ripple 



New Palestine 























Let's face it, success in golf appears Joseph Benson. . . 
to be determined by how you hold your 
mouth. Witness: Joe DeBruler. . . 

Bill Trent, and. . . 

Harry Blackledge. 



Regional Champions 

For the second straight 
year, the girls track 
team won all of its 
regular season meets. The 
Tech tracksters were also vic- 
torious in the Greenwood 
Regional, and qualified four in- 
dividuals along with both relay 
teams for the State Meet. This 
feat is even more remarkable 
because there were no seniors 
on the team and six of the 
eleven girls who earned varsity 
letters were freshmen. 

Coach Arnold Lehman 
stated, "This team's perfor- 
mance far exceeded the expec- 

Junior Sharmin Davis flashes a vic- 
tory grin as she returns to the finish 
line following the 400 Meter Relay. The 
400 Meter Relay team, which also in- 
cluded Natalie Henderson, Sherri 
Dowdell, and Terri Dowdell, won both 
the Sectional and Regional 

Freshman Natalie Henderson shows 
that proper form in the hurdles is to 
"step" over each hurdle. Natalie took 
first place in the 300 Meter Hurdles in 
the City and Sectional meets. 

tations we had when the 
season began in March. 
Dedicated girls, who had only 
one goal in mind — IMPROVE- 
MENT, made up for our lack of 

Highlighting Tech's ap- 
pearance in the twelfth annual 
Girls State Track Meet was the 
record setting performance of 
Sherri and Terri Dowdell, who 
finished third and sixth respec- 
tively, in the Long Jump. This 
accomplishment marked the 
first time that twins had ever 
placed in the same event in the 
State finals. 


Girls Track 





631/2 Ben Davis 


62V2 Howe 




76 Roncalli 


75 Attucks 


741/2 Lawrence 





761/2 Washington 


Broad Ripple 


84 Scecina 


77 Northwest 


Junior Cindy Smith, the lone up- 
perclassmen on the team, competes in 
the 800 Meter Run. 

Girls Track Team: Kneeling: Shern 
Dowdell, Natalie Henderson, Marveda 
Tardy, Khalilah Muhammad, Marva 
Bell, and Geneva Rush. Standing: 
Coach Ron Fyffe, Terri Dowdell, 
Carwander Hatten, Cynthia Smith, 
Nicole Crowe, Gloria Davie, and Coach 
Arnold Lehman. 

Girls Track 


Distance runners are gluttons for 
punishment. Freshman William Miller 
proves this point by competing in both 
the 1600 and 3200 Meter Runs. 

Freshmen Lead 
Rebuilding Effort 

A four-year rebuilding pro- 
gram was initiated for 
the Tech track program 
by new head coach Francis 
Knue. The keys to succeeding 
in this endeavor are to develop 
the talent which has been 
demonstrated by veteran up- 
perclassmen, to search out 
talented freshmen, and to hold 
on to all of the serious track 
and field athletes so as to mold 
a solid team. Coach Knue said, 
"Our goal is to qualify team 

Technical Inspector 

members for the Sectionals 
this year, the Regionals in '86, 
the State in '87, and to win the 
State in '88." 

The freshmen members of 
the team won their City Meet in 
convincing style with four par- 
ticipants capturing five in- 
dividual first place finishes. 
Five varsity runners qualified 
for the Sectional Meet. With 
these successes, the four-year 
plan seems to be "on track." 

Boys Track Team Front Row: Norsie 
Fields, Maurice Todd, Patrick Holliday, 
Robert Rush, William Miller, Robert 
Harris, and Charles Simmons. Back 
Row: Coach Mickey Reed, Dawn 
CIpshaw, Student Assistant; Dennis 
Weathers, Marquise Freeman, Shawn 
Connor, Joseph Bowles, Kevin Brown, 
Andre Covington, and Coach Francis 

To be official, a record in 
straightaway races must be 
certified by Mr. William 
Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler uses an 
anemometer (wind guage) to 
measure the wind's velocity 
during a race. If the wind's 
speed is greater than 4.473 
mph, the race is considered 
wind-assisted and the runners' 
times cannot be counted as of- 
ficial records. 

With over fifteen years of ex- 
perience, Mr. Wheeler serves 
as wind statistician at the Tech 
Invitational, City, Sectional, 
Regional, and State track 
meets for both boys and girls 



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66 Attucks 


52 Broad Ripple 


14 Southport 


21 Cathedral 


10 Washington 


20 Kokomo 


65 Ritter 




Freshman City Champs 

Every race has its "hurdles." 
Freshman Patrick Holiday finds that in 
the 100 Meter Dash tight muscles and 
burning lungs can defeat you as readily 
as your competition. 

Step right up — and over. Junior 
Joseph Bowles clears one of the eight 
hurdles which he must negotiate as he 
competes in the "Lows." 

Boys Track 


On-the-job experiences are included in 
the Tech curriculum. Junior Kevin 
Smith gets a close shave by senior 
barbering student Nathaniel Tuggles . 






Time Waits 
For No One 

In response to criticism that 
public education is not prepar- 
ing students for employment in 
a high-tech world, school ad- 
ministrators focused their at- 
tention on "back-to-basics" 
programs and "time-on-task". 
The result has been a keener 
awareness of time on the part 
of students and teachers. 

For teachers in the science 
department, class time, or the 
lack of it, continued to be a pro- 
blem. Beginning last year, most 
science classes were reduced 
from 85 minutes in length (two 
40-minute class periods and 
one five-minute passing period) 
to one standard 55-minute 
period. Science teachers found 
themselves very pressed for 

Fifty-five minute classes 
meant that teachers barely had 
time to explain the lesson for 

the day and then make a 
homework assignment. When 
an experiment had to be done 
in chemistry, it either was hup 
ried along or continued the 
next day. In biology, class time 
was devoted to lecture and 
dissection; book work had to 
be done at home. The lack of 
time made it impossible to 
cover as much material as was 
covered in the 85-minute 

Unlike Science, the Math 
department benefited from the 
new time schedule. Longer 
class periods enabled math 
teachers to devote more time 
to intensive instruction, super- 
vised study, and individual 
assistance. Math students mov- 
ed through the book more 
rapidly and with greater 

Two biology students, L. C. Franklin 
and Melissa Haynes, use the buddy 
system to learn the internal organs of 
their dissected frogs. 

In chemistry, juniors Deana Harger 
and Freda Brinkley watch for a change 
of color to occur in their chemical. 



As Mr. Ron Ireland supervises, senior 
Efthimios Sotos demonstrates that the 
easiest way to explain problems in 
calculus class is by using an overhead 



English Electives 
Offer Involvement 

After English l-IV were taken 
and passed, students were 
given the choice of elective 
classes. Elective English 
classes were not merely pen 
and paper classes; some 
offered the opportunity to 
become involved. If public 
speaking interested a student, 
he could elect to take speech 
as his English class. The 
student would have several 
opportunities to speak in front 
of his classmates. Rehearsed 
as well as impromptu speeches 
were given. 

If mental involvement rather 
than physical involvement was 
what the student sought, he 
took the Advanced Placement 
English course. Discussions 
about world renowned authors 
were common items on lesson 
plans. This course was taught 
from a college outline and 
college credit was earned by 

those students completing the 
requirements which included 
passing a final exam. 

Other classes such as 
Journalism, led to involvement 
in a related activity. After the 
student completed Journalism, 
he had a choice of taking 
Yearbook or Newspaper. Once 
enrolled in Newspaper or 
Yearbook, the student was 
automatically on staff and was 
expected to handle certain 
responsibilities. Despite the 
time and effort involved, 
yearbook and newspaper 
credits counted only once 
towards the required English 
credits. With the new 
requirement of eight English 
credits in effect for the class of 
1988, a wide variety of 
electives had to be offered to 
satisfy the varied interests of 
the student body. 


Yearbook staff member Delia Maier While intently listening to the 

and adviser Mrs. Virginia Jackson teacher, senior Lisa Wright 

discuss copy fitting on the IBM-PC demonstrates her talent of bubble 

Typevision program. blowing. 



Service with 

a Personal Touch 

Students who signed into 
Career Center courses in 
barbering or cosmetology were 
not expected to learn only from 
books but also from ex- 
perience. Working on fellow 
classmates was one thing, 
working on a real customer 
was something else. First-time 
jitters may have caused even 
an experienced barber to take a 
little too much "off the top", or 
a beautician to file a fingernail 
a little too short. However, 
once the students gained some 
confidence, their nervousness 

The true test of friendship in 
a barbering or beauty class was 
letting your classmates prac- 
tice on you. Of course, every 
student was entitled to a few 
mistakes. On a bad day a 

barbering student might ac- 
cidentally have shaved his best 
friend to look like Kojak. Or, a 
budding beautician might have 
turned a friend into a clone of 
Cindi Lauper by dyeing her hair 
a bright shade of orange, in- 
stead of blonde. Nonetheless, 
most beauty culture students 
found it exciting to work on 
each other and, after all, short 
hair will grow back and a little 
black dye will cover up most 
coloring mistakes. 

On the serious side, barber 
and beauty practitioners are re- 
quired to complete 1500 hours 
of practical experience and 
classwork. That is why only 
dedicated students, who are 
determined to succeed, can 
"cut it" in barbering or 

Tammie Briscoe observes proper 
techniques as Janice Hunt curls Cheryl 
Royston's hair. 

Barbering student Nathaniel Tuggles 
talks with his customer, Ron Sanders, 
as he tapers his hair. 


Career Center 

Raquel Morris fills up on supplies in 
order to serve her customers' needs. 

Lisa Cutshaw checks Terri Baldwin's 
hair to make sure the permrods are 

Career Center 


Tailor Made Togs 
Ex-'Tress" Trends 

The students in clothing 
classes led the school in most 
of the fashion trends. Many 
tailoring students found ways 
to create fashions similar to 
those of top designers. By 
carefully taking apart a pair of 
regular jeans and sewing them 
back together with one side 
turned inside out, the students 
captured the two-tone look. 
Once basic stitches, tapering, 
and altering were learned, 
students were allowed to 
create their own clothing. 

Once students progressed to 
advanced clothing, they were 
encouraged to design outfits of 
their choosing. This freedom 
was appreciated by the 
students since in clothing 1 & 2 
they had to follow a pattern 
when they made their 

Dry cleaning students did 
not create clothing; however, 
they cared for it and came up 
with unique ways to wear it. 
The students' top priority was 
to service clothing belonging to 
their customers, who were 
generally Tech students and 
staff members. After their 
customers were taken care of, 
the students were allowed to 
clean and press their own 
clothes. By folding up pant legs 
and pressing them to make a 
cuff, the students could take a 
pair of regular length pants and 
transform them into a pair of 
cropped jeans. 

On some occasions, the fate 
of a trend was determined by 
the clothing related classes ac- 
cepting, rejecting, or altering 

Sewing a strip of her waistband re- LaShonna Hollins receives 
quires Dawn (Jpshaw's complete assistance from Ms. Pat Burton while 
concentration. she slip-stitches a hem in class. 


Career Center 

Mr. Robert Cooley instructs dry 
cleaning student Rochelle Turentine on 
how to match a customer's receipt 
with tickets on finished garments. 

Roosevelt Mason carefully lines up a 
crease before pressing a pair of slacks 
in dry cleaning class. 

Career Center 


Cookin' & Bakin' 
Smiles We're Makin' 

Students in the foods classes 
were able to please others in 
several ways. The commercial 
foods classes sold directly to 
the public such items as 
cookies, decorated cakes, and 
the famous "Tech brownies." 
Around the holidays, the class 
literally had to turn customers 
away. These same students 
provided baked goods, as well 
as punch and coffee, for many 
functions on campus. 
Whenever there was a faculty 
meeting, the students baked 
refreshments such as 
chocolate chip cookies, 
snickerdoodles, peanut butter 
cookies, and sugar cookies. 
Moreover, the commercial 
foods kitchen was the primary 
supplier of baked goods for the 
Colonel's Cupboard model 

"The Cupboard" is housed 
on the first floor of the West 
Residence. This stately home 
was once the quarters for the 
Arsenal's commanding officer. 
Patrons of the model 
restaurant included many 
members of the faculty and 
staff as well as campus guests 
and the general public. The 
students were expected to 
perform various restaurant 
duties such as serving, 
cooking, cleaning, and clerking 
and to include a smile with 
each service provided. 

On the other side of the 
campus, in Treadwell Hall, the 
delicious aroma of food being 
prepared brought smiles to the 
faces of students who passed 
by the Home Economics 
kitchens on their way to an 
English or science class. 

Working in the Cupboard kitchen with 
Mrs. Vera Miller, model restaurant 
student Letitia Wilson removes a pan 
of hot food from the steam table. 

Service with a smile is provided by 
Shelley Miller, model restaurant server, 
to secretary Mrs. Mary Alice Jeffries. 



Mr. Robert Meyer receives his 
change from Cynthia Johnson as he 
leaves the Colonel's Cupboard. 
Students in the model restaurant 
program learn to work in the kitchen, 
as waiters, and as receptionist/ 

Mrs. Patricia Amend, of the Day 

Adult division, demonstrates how to 
make "elephant ears" using a Chinese 



While Learning 

Unlike many academic and 
general classes which are 
future oriented, career classes 
such as Welding, Sheet Metal, 
and Printing prepared students 
for immediate employment in 
coop jobs and parttime jobs as 
well as for full time careers 
upon graduation. 

Industrial Cooperative 
Training (ICT) is a class which 
allowed students to experience 
working in an industrial job 
while still in school. These 
novice employees were able to 
explore an area of employment 
in which they were interested, 
get on-the-job training, and 
have the security of coming 

back to school to have 
questions answered or to 
improve their skills. The 
benefits of this program 
included a regular paycheck 
plus school credit for their time 
in the classroom and their time 
on the job. In addition, these 
young workers came in contact 
with potential employers, who 
could provide full time jobs 
once the students graduated. 
ICT provided a valuable link 
between learning and earning. 

"Parts are parts," according to a 
popular TV commercial; but not when 
a welder gets hold of them. This 
welding student uses his torch to fuse 
two pieces of metal into one. 

Proper alignment in printing is critical 
to producing a polished product. 
Ronnie Sherwood and William Wilson 

watch intently as Mr. Robert Smith 
demonstrates techniques of measuring 
and marking paper for cutting. 


Career Center 

Sheet metal workers labor with their 
heads as much as their hands. Angela 
Jackson measures the diameter of a 
cone which she is fabricating in her 
sheet metal class. 

ICT: Front row: Mr. Ernest Holmes, 
Kimberly Glover, Steven Keller, 
Douglas Massey, Deborah Jenkins, 
Jeffrey Storms, Harlan Clemons and 
Kenneth Smith. Back row: Stephan 
Arrington, James Leisring, Kenneth 
Glover, Tim Keith, Richard Alexander, 
Philip Dalton, Timothy Tidwell, Farris 
Sallee, William Boyd, Glendon Ingle, 
Curt Grimsley, Timothy Spivey, 
Edward Stergar and Walter Beech. 

Manufacturing ductwork for a 
heating and cooling system requires 
careful construction and accurate 
installation. Ronrico Tudor and Richard 
Price carefully align pieces of a system 
in the shop, before taking them to the 
job site. 

Career Center 


Art Encourages 
Creativity to Flow 

In most subjects students 
did not have the opportunity to 
fully use their creativity. Cer- 
tain restrictions were put upon 
them and they had to follow in- 
structions in order to succeed 
in that area. However, in art the 
students were encouraged to 
use their own ingenuity. Few 
restraints were placed upon 
them and "brainstorming" was 
encouraged. In cartooning, 
students were taught the fun- 
damentals and basic lettering; 
but, after those requirements 
were out of the way, the 
students' minds gave birth to 
their own original characters. 

In Sign Painting/Commercial 
Art, the students were given an 
idea to develop into an attrac- 
tive poster. Knowing how to let- 
ter was essential, but the stu- 
dent's own inventiveness deter- 
mined the poster's fate. 

Many students chose to take 
an art class to get away from 
the traditional classroom. Once 
the student entered his art 
class, his creative juices had to 
flow because, in many cases, 
the student's grade depended 
upon his level of creativity. 

While in sign painting class, senior 
Mark Howard employs curves and 
angles to add interest to his poster. 

Ronald Wilhelm use a pottery wheel 
to express his individuality through an 
original creation. 



Showing the versatility needed in the 
art field, junior Kenneth Nolan changes 
from large bold letters to small in- 
tricate ones on his banner. 

Discipline, Drill 
and Dedication 

All classes require self 
discipline. Physical Education 
both required and taught 
discipline. Dressing, or rather 
undressing and redressing in 
gym trunks and a tee shirt, was 
the minimum requirement for 
participating in class. Once the 
students were dressed and 
attendance had been taken, 
callisthenics usually followed. 
After this warmup period, 
students received an 
introduction to such varied 
activities as track & field and 
"scooter board" racing. And, 
for one six-weeks period, all 
students took swimming. 

ROTC required both mental 
and physical self discipline. 
Cadets were expected to 
"make the grade" in their 
classes, in their dress, and on 
the drill field. When the ROTC 
troops practiced for a drill 
meet, the north parking lot was 
converted into their parade 

ground. Many hours of 
disciplined practice were spent 
after school so that the Tech 
unit could be the best in the 
city at their Annual Formal 

Music classes required 
dedicated students to practice 
on their own time to perfect 
their talents. Marching Band 
began practicing in August, 
before school opened. This 
enabled the band to perform 
technical routines and to play 
difficult musical selections 
during half-time shows at 
football and basketball games. 
Orchestra, String Ensemble, 
and Techoir members used 
their free time to enhance their 
techniques for programs and 
competitions. The String 
Ensemble placed first in the 
District Music contest and won 
the right to compete at the 
State contest. 

Physical drills give way to mental 
drills as 1st Sergeant Neris Willis 
instructs Pamela Payne on the Beseler 
CUE/SEE Motion/Filmstrip system. 

Junior Mansfield Harris gets "down to 
business" as he plays the bass drum 
during a pep session. 


Gym / Music / ROTC 

Using the buddy system allows Peggy 
Bellamy and Bonita Lunceford to share 
the "joy" of doing sit-ups. 







Gym / Music / ROTC 


Pioneers, Profits, 
and Presidents 

Since 1984 was an election 
year, the history department 
included elections in its fall 
semester lesson plans. Most 
government classes spent six- 
weeks or two six-weeks 
learning about the branches of 
the (Jnited States government. 

Mock elections were held in 
November and the results 
reflected the outcome of the 
national election, President 
Reagan was the favorite. In 
history classes, the students 
were shown a voting machine 
and taught how to use it. 

Some classes were given the 
opportunity of meeting Senator 
Andrew Jacobs when he 
visited the Tech campus. 
Senator Jacobs shared openly 
his views on taxes, nuclear 
war, and other proposed 
legislation. Throughout his 
visit, Jacobs welcomed 
questions and opinions from 
the students. 

A fellow Techite, Elaine 

Spradlin, along with her 
parents, John and Nancy 
Selch, dressed up in 18th 
century attire and 
demonstrated for the history 
class the supplies that were 
used to survive during the 
revolutionary period. Guest 
speakers were not the only 
diversion in the social studies 
department. In Applied 
Economics, corporations were 
formed, stock was sold, and 
selected products were 
produced for sale. One 
company made lamps from 
soft drink cans and another 
made deskpen sets with a 
magnet attached for holding 
paper clips. Both companies 
were successful in that they 
paid dividends to their 

History and government 
classes became more than just 
book and lecture courses as 
guest speakers and simulations 
provided a realistic touch. 

Guest speaker John Selch examines 
a hand clipped candle. Candles like 
these provided the only light available 
to pioneer families. 

Elaine Spradlin plays her fife. Simple 
handmade instruments were the main 
source of musical entertainment for 
the early settlers. 


Social Studies 

Mark Mencer, Angela McAfee, 
Jeanette Harris, Deana Harger and 
Gordon Hyatt tally the results of the 
mock election held in John Kanouse's 
government class. 

Quality control supervisor Patti 
Means inspects the products her 
company produced in Applied 
Economics class before they are 

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Social Studies 


Behind the Scenes 
and Among the 

"In our society, our system 
of law does not allow the 
people to judge or prosecute 
others unfairly, litigation must 
go through the proper 
channels." This was the view 
of David Suess after serving as 
prosecutor for a mock trial in 
his business law class. The 
inclusion of guest speakers and 
a mock trial made business law 
a very popular elective course 
for juniors and seniors. 

Guest speaker Gatha 
Dorsey, a paralegal employee 
of Merchants National Bank, 
addressed the law, secretarial, 
and clerical classes and 
emphasized that typing and 
accounting are among the 
skills necessary for a paralegal 

Students who were 
uncertain of their career plans, 
often chose to take business 
courses. The material covered 
in Accounting I, Business Law, 
General Business, Introduction 
to Marketing, Typing I and 
other classes provided 
students with enough 
knowledge to improve their 
ability to manage the business 
aspects of their personal lives, 
as well as a glimpse into 
possible career areas which 
might deserve their further 

Anthony White finds his height to be 
a disadvantage as he tries to fit his long 
legs under a short typing table. His long 
fingers, however, are an advantage as 
he makes the reaches to the top row of 

Bailiff Ronald Wilhelm administers an 
oath to witness Wanda Hubbard which 
requires her to tell "the truth, the 

whole truth, and nothing but the 
truth," as she testifies in a mock trial in 
business law class. 



State-of-the-art accounting utilizes 
computers and other electronic 
devices to increase efficiency. 
Nonetheless, serious students of 
accounting soon discover that the 
concepts are the same whether they 
are pushing a pencil or keying data into 
a computer. 

Taking inventory occupies Lynette 
Hiser and Dolores DelaRosa in their 
distributive education class. Students 
of marketing and distribution learn 
very quickly that if there aren't 
products on the shelves for customers 
to be taking out, the profits won't be 
rolling in. 



Foreign No More 

Communication allows peo- 
ple to reach beyond 
themselves and to touch the 
lives of others. Language is the 
vehicle by which communica- 
tion takes place. The average 
person is able to acquire suffi- 
cient skills to communicate in 
the spoken and written 
language which is native to his 

Students wishing to broaden 
their ability to communicate 
with persons from other 
cultures and with computers 
found the necessary classes at 

Two fully equipped IBM PC 
labs and numerous individual 
computers capable of perform- 
ing all of the wizardry for which 
they are famous awaited the 
commands which would bring 
them to life. The commands, 
however, had to be given in the 
appropriate computer 
language. Although all of the 

programming languages of- 
fered were high-level, near- 
English languages, the com- 
puter was helpless to respond 
unless the languages were used 
properly. BASIC, RPG, 
COBOL, and FORTRAN were 
just as foreign to novice pro- 
gramming students as were 
French, German, Spanish, and 
Latin to students of the more 
traditional foreign languages. 
Just as language students 
gained insights into the culture 
of the people who formulated, 
preserved, and currently speak 
a given dialect, computer 
students were better able to 
understand the logic and the ar- 
tificial intelligence of the 
highly-technical devices which 
promised to simplify many 
tasks for them and perhaps to 
provide challenging careers 
once they mastered computer 

A high touch bulletin board message 
softens the high tech atmosphere in 
Mrs. Gwen Ohmit's FORTRAN 

Quality control is a critical function 
of IOL student Mary Church who 
checks ID cards as they come out of 
the laminator. 


Foreign Language / Computer Programming 

Spanish student Kim Royalty ex- 
plains the Mexican custom of the 
Christmas pinata, as fellow student 
Jeff Allen exhibits "Chicken Little," an 
authentic pinata. Pinatas, filled with 
sweets, are broken open by the 
children who then scurry to collect the 


Pronunciation is best learned by hear- 
ing words spoken. Michelle Bridwell 
and Cheri McCuistion use the facilities 
in the language laboratory to listen to 
tapes of conversational Spanish, the 
language as it is commonly used in 
Spanish speaking countries. 

Foreign Language / 
Computer Programming 


Before . . . 
Between . . . 
and After Classes 

Free time was welcomed by 
all students; but what they did 
with it differed. 

While some were sleeping 
until they absolutely had to get 
up, others were already at 
school. The cafeteria housed 
most of the early students who 
ate breakfast, did homework, 
or just socialized with their 

Once school started, at 7:45 
for Career Center classes and 
at 8:15 for all other classes, 
most students looked forward 

to the five-minute breaks 
between the periods. Following 
a 55-minute class, a little fresh 
air (even if it was cold or wet 
air) seemed to help make the 
next class more enjoyable. 

After the last class was 
dismissed, the parking lot was 
filled with a rush of students 
eager to head for home or for 
their jobs. However, some 
chose to spend their free time 
participating in sports or other 
school activities. 

Silence before. . 

Silence After. 


Free Time 

At lunch , Penny Hess tells an atten- 
tive audience about the cute guy she 
saw on her way to class. 

Annette Henson looks over her notes 
in preparation for a test the next 

Free Time 





Geraldine Ferraro broke a 
197 year-old tradition by 
becoming the first 
female vice-presidential 
nominee of a major political 
party. Not satisfied with being 
a token woman on the ticket, 

Ferraro, a previously little 
known congresswoman from 
Queens, New York, waged a 
spirited campaign. The spunky 
Mrs. Ferraro blazed a new trail 
for women that may one day 
lead to the White House. 

Jasper, Indiana resident, 
William Schroeder, a 
retired federal worker, 
became the world's second ar- 
tificial heart recipient. Due to 
extensive scar tissue from an 
earlier heart attack, Schroeder 
would only have lived another 
week without the transplant. 
The "heart" that Schroeder 
received was the Jarvik-7, a 
three-quarter pound plastic 
device connected to a 32 
pound drive system which 
pulsed compressed air into the 

heart to maintain its beat. 
The operation, under the 
direction of Dr. William O. 
DeVries, involved a 20-member 
surgical team. Despite a 
variety of problems which 
plagued this revolutionary 
medical procedure, Schroeder 
was able to leave the hospital 
and move into a specially 
equipped apartment across the 
street. The data gathered 
from Schroeder's operation has 
enabled doctors to perform ad- 
ditional heart transplants. 

In a radical attempt to 
save the life of "Baby 
Fae," Dr. Leonard 
Bailey replaced her heart with 
that of a baboon. The prece- 
dent setting transplant was the 
most ambitious yet using 
animal organs. Baby Fae lived 
for nearly a month with the ba- 
boon's heart. 

President Ronald Reagan 
led Democrat Walter 
Mondale and Indepen- 
dent Jesse Jackson throughout 
his re-election campaign. 
Despite being the oldest 
presidential candidate in G.S. 
history, Reagan used his skill 
as "the Great Communicator" 
to convice voters that an im- 
proving economy and relative- 
ly stable foreign affairs were 
valid reasons to give him "four 
more years." 

The Reagan/ Bush ticket car- 
ried 49 of the 50 states and 
garnered 525 of the 538 possi- 
ble electoral votes. 






Dean Evans, a Tech 
graduate, was ap- 
pointed to the position 
of State Superintendent of 
Public Instruction, following 
the resignation of Harold 
Negley. Negley, who was in- 
dicted on several charges 
related to his official duties, 
resigned in an effort to 
minimize the effect that a scan- 
dal would have on public 

Evans left a more lucrative 
position as Director of 
Elementary-Secondary Pro- 
grams with Lilly Endowment to 

become Indiana's top school 
administrator. Evans had 
previously served as 
Superintendent of Washington 
Township schools. Under his 
direction, the school system 
gained a reputation as being 
among the best of Hoosier 
school districts. 

ISTA President, Damon 
Moore, speaking for Indiana's 
largest teachers organization, 
endorsed the appointment of 
Dean Evans saying, "We're ex- 
cited. We think he is the man 
to do the job." 

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Fires were epidemic at 
Franklin College during 
this academic year. The 
most serious of the fires was 
the burning of Bryan Hall, a 
mens' dormitory, on March 27. 
In the early stages of the fire, 
many thought that it would be 
easily contained. However, 
firemen fought problems with 
low water pressure for ten 
minutes before they could turn 
their attention to fighting the 
fire. By then, the fire was out of 
control. The gutted remains of 
Bryan Hall had to be raised, but 
fortunately, no serious injuries 
were reported. Another fire 
occured less than two months 
later and did extensive damage 
to the interior halls of the top 
floors and attic of the "Old 
Main." This Civil War era 
building housed the administra- 
tion of the college. The building 
was saved and will be 

Southern Indiana's 8th 
district congressional 
seat was left vacant for 
four months because of a 
dispute over who won 
November's election. The race 
involving Republican Rick 
Mclntyre and Democrat Frank 
McCloskey was one of the 
closest House races this cen- 
tury. A recount by the House of 
Representatives gave Mc- 
Closkey the seat by only four 
votes. The U.S. Supreme Court 
refused to hear the case, thus 
affirming the House's action. 






First lady Nancy Reagan 
was a guest of the 
Downtown Kiwanis 
Club at its partner-in-education, 
Harshman Junior High School. 
Mrs. Reagan addressed the 
epidemic of drug abuse among 
junior-high-aged children and 
asked the students to use 
positive peer pressure to 
dissuade their friends from 
becoming involved in drugs. 


Indianapolis was the first 
of four major U.S. cities 
to open a prototype 
downtown heliport. The facility 

featured a high-tech microwave 
landing system which made 
helicopter travel practical, 
even in poor weather. The 

facility may ultimately lead to 
regularly scheduled helicopter 
flights between major cities. 








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Shortly before spring 
break, "pink slips" were 
sent to 439 IPS 
employees who were victims of 
a RIF (reduction in force). 
There were 334 teachers and 
administrators along with 105 
auxiliary personnel included in 
the layoff. The reductions were 
made mainly on the basis of 
seniority within subject areas. 
Most of the personnel who 
were riffed had been hired by 
IPS within the last two years, 
however, some of those af- 
fected had as much as 14 years 
of experience. 

Tech and the IPS Career 
Education Center were par- 
ticularly hard hit by the reduc- 
tion as 27 teachers and 15 sup- 
port personnel had their hours 

cut, were reassigned, or were 
laid off. 

The RIF became necessary 
when IPS projected a 
$14,000,000 shortfall in 
revenue for the 1985/86 school 
year. The shortfall resulted 
from the school system losing 
"soft money" (temporary 
funds provided in the past 
which would no longer be 
available). An end to state 
desegregation funding and the 
loss of interest on non- 
dissolved cash balances were 
responsible for the greatest por- 
tion of the shortage. 

The impact of the RIF was 
softened somewhat when a 
sizeable number of teachers 
and other personnel took ad- 
vantage of an early-retirement 


On October 3, 1864, the 
first trolley to operate in 
Indianapolis carried 
passengers between downtown 
and the State Fair grounds. 
One hundred twenty years 
later, in December of 1984, the 
trolleys returned. Powered by 
diesel engines rather than mule 
power, the modern streetcars 
operated throughout the 
downtown area. For only 25 
cents, a rider was treated to 
clean, quick, nostalgic 
transportation on these high- 
tech trackless trolleys. 

incentive program, and when 
extra money was found in the 

Superintendent James 
Adams commissioned a panel 
to formulate plans for a proper- 
ty tax increase referendum to 
be held in December, 1985. If 
the referendum passes and if 
the school system can find 
ways to operate more efficient- 
ly, future financial crises may 
be averted. But, for at least the 
next school year, IPS will be 
operating understaffed. 

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The 1984-85 school year 
marked the end of Ray 
Reed's fourteen year 
career as principal. Mr. Reed 
was only the sixth principal in 
the seventy-three year history 
of Arsenal Technical High 
School. The chief executive led 
a long list of retirees which in- 
cluded twenty faculty 
members — the largest number 

ever to retire from Tech in a 
single year. Retirements, com- 
bined with resignations and 
"riffing," will leave many voids 
in the Tech family. And, 
although some of these posi- 
tions will be filled, many will 
not. Those remaining at Tech 
will be expected to shoulder ex- 
tra responsiblities and to take 
on additional duties. 

On May 23, senior 
Michelle Pratt witness- 
ed an explosion and fire 
at a furniture refinishing com- 
pany. As a man ran from the 
building on fire, Michelle grabb- 
ed a blanket from her car and 
smothered the flames. When a 
second flaming form emerged 
from the inferno, she directed 
bystanders to help him. In the 
ordeal, Michelle suffered a 
serious burn to one eye. For- 
tunately, she recovered; the 
fire victims later died. 

Two days after buying a 
nearly-new Chevy Cita- 
tion, Carole Marcum, 
Registrar, was stunned to learn 

that it had been demolished. 
Although the car was "total- 
ed," the school's insurance 
covered the loss. 

n March 6, junior 
Manual Young was 
riding to school on a 
Metro bus when he observed a 
man lying in the street. The 
middle-aged man appeared to 
be having a seizure. Young ask- 
ed the driver to stop so that he 
could go to the man's aid. 
When he reached the victim, 
Manual discovered that there 
were no signs of life. With the 
aid of a passerby, Young ad- 
ministered CPR. After several 
tense moments, the victim 
began to breathe on his own. 
With the crisis having passed, 
and knowing that an am- 
bulance was on the way, 
Manual reboarded his bus and 
continued his journey to 
school — a quiet hero. 


unior Chris Martin's 
unicycle got a daily 
workout near 39th and 



Techites pour into the Anderson 
auditorium for the Tech Legion 
assembly. Selection to Tech Legion is a 
high honor which many seek to 
achieve, but which only ten percent of 
the senior class can attain. 





Regina Alsup 

Kevin Arnott 

Aaron Ausbrooks 

Theresa Back 

Carla Bacon 

Joseph Baer 

Raymond Barkhimer Vernon Barkhimer 

Maynona Blackmon 

Cynthia Britt 

April Buses 

Vanny Chheng 

John Basham 

Paul Beam 

Barbara Bell 

Jeffrey Boozer 

William Boyd 

LaTonya Broadus 

Robin Brown 

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Virginia Brumley Lisa Bullock 

Brian Bustle 

Andrew Butte 

Michelle Byrd 

Tina Carson 

Mary Church 

Michelle Churchwell 

Robert Conners 

Yvonne Bell 

Mary Bradt Mark Briner Louis Brinkman 

Darryl Burdine 

Jonathan Carter 

Shawn Connor 



Seniors Dress to Impress 

Steve Miller, Rob Sulver, Lisa Wright, and Laurie Simpkins anxiously await 
the announcement of winners. 

Sadie Hawkins Day, an an- 
nual event that everyone 
at Tech High School 
looks forward to, took place on 
February 22, 1985. Sadie 
Hawkins Day is the day the 
seniors get to "dress up" in col- 
orful and creative costumes. 
The seniors wore their 
costumes the entire day, thus 
exposing them to a variety of 
comments. The costumes, 
which ranged from cupids to 

cowboys, were worn in hopes 
of winning the title of Mr. or 
Mrs. Sadie Hawkins. After a lot 
of excitement and anticipation, 
the title of Mr. Sadie Hawkins 
was awarded to Mark Briner 
and the title of Mrs. Sadie 
Hawkins was awarded to Beth 
Hager. Other winners were 
Jonathan Carter and Michael 
Sholar for most unusual 

Beverly Cook 

Philip Dalton 

Christie Early 


Lisa Cooper 

Monica Cottrell 

Maria Crenshaw 

Roy Crenshaw 


Bonita Daniels 

Carol Davis 

Patricia Davis 

Rhonda Daws 

Blanche Edwards 

Deatra England 

Jerry Enoch 

Sonia Evans 

Kelly Crockett 

Kevin Day 

Charles Farrow 


Seniors Tug In Vain 

The tug of war competition 
between the junior and senior 
classes took place during 
halftime at the Tech vs Manual 
basketball game in the West 
Gym. Traditionally, the tug of 
war competition involved the 
six senior roll rooms; however, 
when the new time schedules 
for IPS eliminated individual 
roll rooms, the tug of war com- 
petition died. In its renewed 
form, six males and six females 

from the junior and senior 
classes volunteered to tug. 
Perhaps the "voluntary" basis 
was not the best way to par- 
ticipate in the tug of war; the 
members of the senior class 
who were scheduled to par- 
ticipate did not. Therefore, 
several seniors were unex- 
pectedly asked to pull in the 
tug; resulting in an embarrass- 
ing loss for the senior team. 

Seniors "pull" hard in an attempt to gain victory. 

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Martha Felix 

Cedric Fields 

Jeffrey Foreman 

Angela Fought 


Norsie Fields 

David Finch 

Pamela Finley 

Joe Franklin 

Jeff Fugate 

John Fuller 

Jason Flowers 

Andrew Gaddie 

Timothy Garrette 

Camille Goodrum 

Leah Gavin 

Melissa Grayer 

Kenneth Glover 

Rochelle Greer 

Kimberly Glover 

Curt Grimsley 

Tammy Goines 

Cynthia Guerin 

Joseph Gonder 

William Guymon 



John Hagan 

Valerie Harding 

Rhonda Hagedorn 

LaMonte Harlin 

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Diane Halbert 

Robert Hampton 

Terry Hannon 

Alisa Harris Mark Harvey 

Alicia Hastings 

Rickey Hansen 

Kimberly Henson 


James Herron 

Penny Hess 

Patricia Hester 

Sandra Hicks 

Robert Hill 

Lynette Hiser 

Meeting of the 

Seniors gathered in December, 
for their only class meeting, to 
select caps and gowns, an- 
nouncements, memory books, 
etc. After obtaining informa- 
tion through a survey of the 
seniors, the Senior Council 
under the direction of President 
Michael Smith, Vice President 
Jason Flowers, Secretary 
Theresa Williams, and 
Treasurer Tina Powell assumed 
responsibility for making the 
remaining decisions concern- 
ing the senior class. 

Carloin Franklin makes her selection of 
commencement announcements as 
seniors Carla Gilbert, Efthimios Sotos, 
James Leisring, Yia Xiong and Virginia 
Matlock discuss the upcoming events. 



Seniors Reign 
Over Tech Campus 

Alma Holliday 

nehorah Jenkins 

Linda Johnson 

Steven Keller 

Aretha Marable strikes a regal pose as she is named Senior Basketball Queen. 

Duane Jennings Jennifer Johnfauno 


Shirley Johnson 

Anna Jones 

Kevin Jones 

Shelli Jones 


Timothy Keith 

Sharon Kendall 

Constance Key 

Robert Kuhlmeyer Tammy LaFollette 

Ruth Leach 



James D. Leisring Cheryl Lingenfelter 

James Littlejohn 

Willie Lofton 

Mark Logsdon 

Kimberly Lookebill 

Officers of the 1985 Tech Legion. Seated: Co-commanders Efthimios Sotos, 
Camille Qoodrum and Tina Powell. Standing: Captains Denise Wright, Lisa Young, 
Darrin Napier, So Vang and Michael A. Smith. 


Melanie McNeely 


N. Jane Mehringer 

Laura Mexner 

Laura Michaelis 

Diane Miller 

Sharon Miller 

Steven Miller 

Melissa Milligan 

Debbie Moody 

Senior James Leisring and his mother join other guests at a tea in the Home 
Economics' formal dining room following the Tech Legion assembly. 

Robert Pranger 

Michelle Pratt 

Tina Price 



Brenda Pruitt 

Mellisa Renfro 

Casey Pugh 

Fabian Purvis 

Robert Raia 

Rex Raney 

Anita Rhodes 

Patrick Robbins 

Michael Roberts 

Tammy Reed 

Angela Robinson Christie Robinson 

Lori Robinson 

Stephanie Searcy 

Dawn Rogers. 

Brent Rush 

Vaughn Sebree 

William Rush 

Teresa Shaw 

John Russell 

Leonard Shropshire 

Clarissa Saunders 

Melissa Silcox 

Prom-goers create an informal fashion 
parade as they patiently wait to have 
their keepsake photos taken. 



Thomas Steinmetz 


The prom theme, "Almost Paradise," is reflected in 
the faces of Keith Goliah and Rhonda Daws who were 
nearly "in heaven" upon being selected senior Prom 
King and Prom Queen. 

Benjamin Stutts 

Brian Stutts 

Stephen Suess 

Kim Sultzer 

Robert Sulver 

Carolyn Swanigan 

Veronica Swanigan 

Cydney Taylor 



Leroy Taylor 

Yvonne Townsend 

Lisa Wilson 


Moua Xiong 

Rosa Taylor 

Tamara Taylor 

Valerie Thomas Michelle Thomerson Timothy Tidwell 


William Trent 

Tony Tucker 

Nathaniel Tuggles 

Antwone Walker 


Jennifer Webb Charles Westmoreland Charles White 

Ronald Wilhelm 

Michael Winfrey 

Vance Wise 

Teresa Withem 

Denise Wright 

Vang Xiong 

Yia Xiong 

Renee Yarbery 

Rita Yarbery 

Gina Turentine Pamela Underwood 

Mary Wardell 

Jennifer Williams Teresa Williams 

Lisa Wright 


Lisa Young 


Those Last Precious Moments 

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Arts plaque during honor day ceremonies. Tech Campus. The graduates are seated in a Block-T formation in tificate from Miss Joyce Freeman. 

the West Gym. 

Graduation is official, as Michael 
Smith, President of the Senior Council, 
invites the Class of 1985 to stand and 
shift their tassels. This ceremony sym- 
bolizes a shift in roles, from one of be- 
ing Seniors to one of being Graduates. 

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Anthony Abbett 
Gregory Alcorn 
Phillip Alexander 
James Allen 
Timothy Allen 
Deborah Anderson 

Jacqueline Anderson 
James Anderson 
Robert Anderson 
Tracy M. Anderson 
Tammy Armstrong 
Dennis Arnott 

Lora Arthur 
Andra Austin 
Paul Bailey 
Adrian Barnes 
Damien Barnes 
Stacey Barton 

Steve Baskerville 
Christopher Beck 
Walter Beech 
Shuron Belk 
Donna Bellamy 
Samantha Berry 

Shannon Berry 
Katherine Betker 
Tracy Bilskie 
LaDonna Black 
Tammy Blackman 
Steven Blagrave 

Misty Blaine 
Deanna Bow 
Joseph Bowles 
Veronica Brandon 
Gretchen Breheim 
Jeffery Brinkley 

Kenneth Brown 
Kevin Brown 
Lori Brown 
Jennifer Broyles 
Michael Bryan 
Michelle Bryant 

Angela Buck 
Darryl Buckhalter 
Jon Buell 
Antonio Byrd 
Mickey Campos 
Glen Canfield 



Deedee Capps 

Mouna Carpenter 

Lonna Childers 

Deborah Childress 

Chris Clark 

Jacqueline Clements 

Roger Cobbs 

D'Ondra Coleman 

Christopher Collins 

Calvin Cook 

Patrick Council 

William Covert 

Lesley Craft 

Shaun Crayton 

John Crockett 

Michelle Crockett 

Lisa Cutshaw 

Paul Dailey 

Richard Daniels 

Richard Davis 

Sharmin Davis 

Vonda Davis 

Dolores Dela Rosa 

J. Dallas Dishman 

Anthony Dodd 

Glenn Dowdy 

Sandra Duncan 

Kenneth Dunville 

Jacqueline Easley 

Mark Easley 

Tina Ege 

Eustace Ellis 

Tamara Esteb 

Anthony Evans 

Tina Farmer 

Lisa Farrow 

Robert Ferry 

Allen Fisher 

William Flanagan 

Leona Flanigan 

Terry Flanigan 

David Folgers 

George Ford 

Von Ford 

Melinda Foster 

Sharon Fowlkes 

Darrell Franklin 

Traci Frederick 



How Does It Feel To Be A Junior? 

Being the escort for senior homecoming queen candidate Lisa Wright was 
a joy for junior J. Dallas Dishman . Unfortunately, like many juniors he will 
miss his senior friends next year. 

In an informal survey taken 
of juniors it was found that it 
feels great to be a junior. Why 
does it feel "great"? Edwin 
MacDonald said "I feel like I 
have greater opportunities in 
choosing my classes and extra 
curricular activities." Edwin, 
who is very involved in Tech 
activities went on to say "more 
than anything else I feel like 
I'm here to get an education." 

D'Ondra Coleman said "it 
feels absolutely great being a 
junior because 1 know the 
following year will be the 
year." Some juniors did not 
agree with Edwin and D'Ondra. 
Mike Curtis and Kenny Moore 
felt as though being a junior 
doesn't feel any different than 
being a freshman. Mike said 

"I'll always be a freshman at 
heart." Kenny said, "If I had 
the chance, 1 would" like to 
begin all over and take more 
difficult classes." 

Along with feeling "great," 
some juniors felt a little sad. 
Donald Jordan was heard to 
say, "The first two years are 
the worst and the rest is more 
or less smooth sailing. 
However, you have a lot of 
friends who will be leaving 
because they are seniors and 
will graduate and go forth to 

Perhaps the motto on the 
junior buttons say it the best, 
"Success is Our Goal, Our 
Future's Fixed, We're the Class 
of '86. 

Michael Gamble 
Teresa Gayhart 
Rochelle Gibson 
Samuel Gibson 
Keith Gilbert 
Stanley Gilbert 
Honey Givens 

Gloria Gonzales 
John Goodlow 
Tonya Gorman 
Tony Gowdy 
Charles Gregory 
Yvonda Griffin 
Rhonda Griffith 

Kristine Gunyon 
Kimberly Guymon 
Maria Haak 
Amy Hagedorn 
Mike Hammans 
David Hampl 
Deana Harger 

Donald Harper 
Larry Harris 
Mansfield Harris 
Reginald Harvey 
Lamont Hedgespeth 
Annette Henson 
Bryan Hinton 



Kenneth Hobbs 

Sandra Hodgens 

David Hodson 

Lisa Holland 

Levern Howard 

W. Ann Hubbard 

Darrel Humphrey 

Tonia Hurt 

Fredrick Hyche 

Deane Jackson 

Shelia Jennings 

Edith Jett 

Bridget Jewell 
Felecia Johnson 

Traci Johnson 
Elizabeth Jones 

Jeffery Jones 

Donald Jordan 

Stephanie Journey 

Steven Kanouse 

James Keithley 

Leo Keller 

Angel Marie Keys 

Lisa Kirk 

Christina Lay 

Joseph Lee 

Michael Leininger 

Anthony Lewis 

Neila Lewis 

Brian Livingston 

Stephen Lockard 

David Locke 

Randolph Locke 

Robert Lufcy 

Jacqueline Lyles 

Delia Maier 

Charles Martin 

Cherise Martin 

Dorothy Martin 

Roosevelt Mason 

Douglas Massey 

Darius Massie 

Rita McBuddy 

Cheri McCuistion 

Leah McDuffie 

Brondon McFarland 

Patrick McGlaughlin 

Anthony McGregor 

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Kenneth McGuire 
Patti Means 
David Melvin 
Michael Miles 
Rhonda Miles 
Cornell Montgomery 
Kenneth Moore 

Sherri Moore 
Joel Mumaw 
Harry Murphy 
Steven O'Neal 
Rim Oum 
Sherry Pardue 
Robert Parker 

Venus Parker 
Pamela Payne 
Scott Payton 
Michael Phelps 
Mary Pierson 
Alison Piety 
Stephen Pittman 

Tawana Porter 
Sandra Powell 
Brian Quails 
Gary Reedy 
Airrenette Reeves 
Steven Reno 
Jerry Robinson 

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King, Steve Zimmerman inaugurates 
a royal tradition by being elected 
Tech's first basketball king. 

Queen of Queens, Ann Hubbard is the 
second member of the class of '86 who 
has won this honor. 



Fun Loving Juniors Enjoy Pranks 

As you strut up to the 
cafeteria line to put your tray 
away, you hear a more than 
usual outburst of laughter. You 
suspect some poor, lowly 
freshman has dropped his tray. 
I mean, surely the cafeteria 
would not laugh at such a cool 
junior like yourself. Once back 
to your table, you hear paper 
rattle as you sit down. You 
reach around and pluck a sign 
that reads "I am wearing my 
mother's underwear." 

After recovering from the 
embarrassment, you regain 

your coolness and go to your 
Math Seminar mini-period. 
While eyeing the sharp girl in 
your row, you plop into your 
seat, and then quickly bounce 
back out. When the screaming 
stops and the pain eases, you 
pull the thumb tack from your 
back end. You then decide to 
stand for the rest of the period. 
You make it through your 
last two classes without any 
more pranks. Thinking your 
luck has changed, you give a 
big sigh of relief and thankfully 
walk to your car. When you sit 
in the seat, it seems to be set- 

ting closer to the ground than it 
was this morning. You get out 
of the car to see four tires that 
are very low on air. Remember- 
ing the bike pump in the trunk, 
you hurriedly air up your tires, 
rush out of the parking lot, 
cross your fingers and start 

Having returned his lunch tray, Robert 
Lufcy wonders why everyone is look- 
ing at him. 

Markyta Robinson 

Terry Robinson 

Steven Rose 

Deborah Rush 

Larry Sales 

Farris Sallee 

Robert Samson 

Benjamin Sanderfer 

Robin Sanders 

Lisa Sayers 

Terri Schubnell 

Kim Settles 

Lisa Shea 

Tresa Shea 

Patricia Shelton 

Raymond Shook 

Charles Simmons 

Stephany Simmons 

Terrie Simmons 

Kevin Small 

Cynthia Smith 

Kevin Smith 

Phyllis Smith 

Reginald Smith 

Samuel Smith 

Tamila Smith 

Joyce Snorten 

Roy Spencer 

Bridget Staples 

Shawn Stevens 

Remitha Stewart 

Jeffrey Stonebraker 

Jeffrey Storms 

Carla Streeval 

Jacques Sturdivant 



Unsuspecting Roy Spencer is in for a 
surprise from "on high" compliments 

of John Lowe . 

Phylesa Stutts 
Michael W. Sullivan 
Debra Tackett 
Marveda Tardy 
Patrick Taylor 
Vorn Taylor 
Terrisa Terry 

Michael Thomas 
Kevin Thurman 
Doris Toliver 
Edna Toliver 
Wade Turentine 
Vanesa Tyler 
Melody Upton 

Jeffrey Valentine 
Julian Vasquez 
Denise Westmoreland 
Bernard White 
Marlon White 
Angela Whittaker 
William Wible 

Clark Williams 
Crystal Williams 
Lee Williams 
Michael L. Williams 
Willie Williams 
Annette Wilson 
Anthony Worland 

Angela Wright 
Phoest Ya 
Kimberly Yant 
Manuel Young 
Ricky Zimmerman 
Ronnie Zimmerman 
Patrick Zulkowski 



Class spirit is becoming a 
hallmark of the Class of 1987, 
as the sophomores enjoy work- 
ing on a variety of class pro- 
jects. Tammy Alexander, Jen- 
nifer Hon, Elaine Spradlin, 
LaDana Moore, Tina Folson, 

Norma Aguilera, and Lora 
Hawkins put the finishing 
touches on the skirt of their 
homecoming float. The Class 
of '87 won the float competi- 
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Bradley Adams 
Norma Aguilera 
Brian Akers 
Tammy Alexander 
Roosevelt Allen 
Maria Camarena 
Tracy Anderson 

Jeffrey Arnold 
Roger Arthur 
Deanna Asberry 
Shirlene Austin 
Carmen Bailey 
Jala Bailey 
Mark Baker 

Timothy Baker 
Terri Baldwin 
Raymond Banks 
Douglas Barger 
Mark Barnes 
Jody Barnett 
Steven Barton 

Kathryn Bartram 
Donald Basham 
Michele Bates 
Adrian Battle 
Elizabeth Bayless 
Donella Bayne 
Angela Bays 

Yolanda Beamon 
Karon Beck 
Sharon Beck 
Angie Bell 
Tammy Bellamy 
Cassandra Benham 
John Bennett 

Joseph Benson 
Edith Berry 
Brian Billingsley 
Lynni Blackburn 
Harry Blackledge 
Elizabeth Blakey 
Sharon Bolden 

Lanny Boles 
Michael Boling 
Barry Bostic 
Donna Branch 
Dana Bray 
Karen Bray 
Anita Bridgeman 

Dawn Britt 
Michael Britton 
Katherine Brock 
Dennis Brooks 
Carmen Brown 
Latonya Brown 
Lauren Brown 



Otis Brown 

Mark Bryan 

Noel Burch 

Michael Burchfield 

Alfred Burdine 

Tina Burke 

Johnny Burl 

George Burns 
Melissa Burns 
Richard Burns 
Clifton Butler 
Lori Carman 
Kimberly Carroll 
Ronald Carter 

Scott Carter 

Lorene Carver 

Alice Case 

Kenneth Chadwell 

Todd Chapman 

Donna Chastain 

John Chenoweth 

Jennie Churchwell 

April Clark 

Kevin Clark 

William Clark 

Lisa Claspell 

Brian Cline 

Russell Clubs 

Deonna Cobb 

James Coe 

Scott Coleman 

Debra Collins 

Richard Collins 

James Combs 

Tammy Corbett 

Robert Courtney 

Mark Cox 

Lisa Coy 

James Craft 

Kenneth Critchfield 

Shanna Crowe 

Tina Curren 

David Cwikla 

David Dalton 

Robert Daniel 

Alisha Daniels 

Kenneth Davenport 

Gloria Davie 

Michael Davis 

Michael D. Davis 

Nathan Dawson 

Leonard Day 

Glenda Dean 

Joseph DeBruler 

Lucinda DeLoach 

Patricia DeVoto 



Success Sweeter the Second Time 

"Homecoming float" was a 
term which brought out the 
competitive side of many 
Techites. To win the homecom- 
ing float competition and reign 
victorious until next homcom- 
ing was the goal of many clubs 
and organizations. The class of 
*87, which tasted the 
sweetness of victory last year, 
won the trophy again. Tireless 
workers produced a float to be 
proud of; although the path to 
victory was rugged and full of 

With considerable brainstor- 
ming by Mr. McCreary and Mr. 
Cecil, the class of '87 chose the 
theme "Poupon The 

Choosing a theme proved to 
be the easy part of the project. 
Day after day faithful 

sophomores went to Mr. Mc- 
Creary's garage to twist wires, 
cut out letters, and stuff the 
"dreaded " napkins. One of the 
less fortunate members of the 
float building crew, who stuff- 
ed napkins under the float in 
the dark, nearly had to have 
bits of napkins "surgically" 
removed from her battered 

As the float was pulled 
around the track, a Titan foot- 
ball player poured Poupon 
mustard onto two sophomores 
who were dressed as little 
North Central panthers. When 
it was announced that the float 
had won the trophy, the class 
of '87 felt as though it was a 
totally awesome and invincible 

Thoroughly tired, but happy, Mr. 
William McCreary and some of the 
float crew show off the travelling 

trophy which the class of '87 has 
won for two straight years. 

Terri Dill 
Leslie Dodson 
William Dotson 
Rod Dulin 
Thomas Dullen 
Sheena Dukate 
Jennifer Durbin 

James Edwards 
Byron Elliott 
Monique Elliott 
Harold Ellis 
Edward Embry 
Deanne Euliss 
Curtis Evans 

Tammy Evans 
Rose Evinger 
James Fahrenkamp 
Tammy Faust 
Andrea Ferguson 
Charles Ferguson 
William Ferguson 

Melba Finley 
Joseph Firsich 
Cordila Flannery 
Mary Flinchum 
Tina Folson 
Gene Footman 
Feddie French 



Sandra Gholson 

Marshall Gibson 

Joseph Gilliam 

Wayne Gilmore 

Lisa Girkey 

James Glendening 

James Glover 

Bernard Goodnight 
Beth Goolsby 
Mark Gordon 
Crystal Grady 
Roger Graves 
Angela Gregg 
Lenora Grever 

Ronald Griffith 

Yonna Grimmitt 

Amy Grimsley 

Randy Hamilton 

Remitha Hardister 

Charles Hargrow 

Erica Harlin 

Clyde Harrell 

Robert Hart 

Stephen Hartwell 

Isaac Haskins 

Lora Hawkins 

Melissa Haynes 

Frankie Heath 

Carla Hedges 

Kim Heitkamp 

Cheryl Helms 

Sharon Henley 

Gregory Hensley 

Ernest Hickman 

Rachel Hickman 

Jesse Hicks 

Teresa Hite 

Dawn Hobbs 

Ryan Hobbs 

William Hobbs 

Sherry Hockersmith 

Gareth Hodges 

Jennifer Hon 

Regina House 

Corey Howard 

Angela Hudson 

Lasandra Hughes 

Jocelyn Humphrey 

Don Ireland 

John Jajuga 

Mark Jamerson 

Shona Jefferson 

Darrell Jenkins 

Charles Jett 

Denise Johnson 

Erick Johnson 



Kathleen Johnson 
Sean Johnson 
Terry Johnson 
Bobbie Jones 
Carl Jones 
Robert Jones 
Shirley Jones 

Wendy Jones 
Kimberly Jordan 
Larry Judkins 
Laura Judkins 
Aaron Jurgesmeyer 
Michelle Kavanaugh 
Jacqueline Kelly 

Dean King 
Teresa King 
Tina Knoll 
Kevin Knowles 
John Kroeger 
James Kuhlmeyer 
Tammy Laudig 

John Lawson 
Judy Lawson 
Lee Lawson 
Alisha Lewis 
Deborah Lewis 
Kimberly Lewis 
Mary Lewis 

Sophomore Basketball King 

Michael Davis receives his plaque at 
the North Central game. 

Sophomore Basketball Queen 

Carmen Brown accepts roses as her 



Students Develop 6th Sense for Subs 

As you enter your fifth 
period English class, you sud- 
denly realize something is dif- 
ferent. Instead of a cheery 
"hello," you get a husky, "Sit 
in your ASSIGNED seat and 1 
don't want to hear one sound 
from you!" The class has a 
sub! The substitute passes out 
worksheets to keep the class 
busy. Everyone begins working 
diligently on his worksheet, not 
wanting to hear those four 
deadly words, "Go to the 
Dean!" As the period goes on, 
the class clown realizes that 
the substitute has somehow 
fallen asleep. Seeing a perfect 
opportunity, he convinces the 
rest of the class members to 
turn their desks around so that 

their backs are facing the sub. 
When the subsitute completes 
her catnap, she awakes to the 
backs of heads. Not finding this 
very funny, she wails "Turn 
your desks around now or 
you're all going to the dean!" 

The students turn their 
desks back around, however, 
they refuse to get serious. 
When the sub asks the 
prankster if his work is done, 
he mouths back, without mak- 
ing a sound, "Yes, is there 
anything else I need to do?" Be 
ing very perceptive, the other 
class members begin to mouth 
comments to each other. The 
sub knows, of course, that she 
is not deaf ... or at least she 
thinks that she is not deaf . . . 

but maybe she has gone deaf. 

As the bell rings, the sub 
sighs with relief and the class 
rushes to the door, only to have 
been beaten there ... by the 

Psyching out the sub is 
favorite pastime of students. 


Cedric Lloyd 
Timothy Lutes 

Tina Lynch 
David Mahone 

Kirk Markey 

John Marks 
Cynthia Marsh 

Daniel Marsh 

Christopher Martin 

David Martin 

Jacqueline McCarty 

Sandra McCombs 

Danyl McDivitt 

Angela McQaha 

Lorei McGee 

Angenette McGregor 

Marsha McKenney 

John Mehringer 

Daniel Melvin 

Dane Mercer 

Mark Merrifield 

Laura Merritt 

Kimberly Meyers 

Teresa Mickens 

Denita Middlebrooks 

Kurt Miedema 

Donna Miller 

Shelley Miller 



Irene Mitchell 
Thelma Molina 
Shellnal Montgomery 
Ladana Moore 
Lisa Moore 
Phillip Moore 
Theresa Moore 

Torina Moore 
Carey Moorman 
Rita Motley 
Cynthia Moulder 
Jeffrey Munsey 
James Murkison 
Bert Murphy 

Kathy Musgrove 
Kristopher Musgrove 
Keith Neely 
Ronald Newman 
Tonya Ocasio 
James Oliver 
Douglas Osborne 

Shelia Osbourn 
Sean Oskins 
Kimberly Patterson 
Lucille Perry 
Joyce Phelps 
David Phillips 
Erik Poventud 

Darlene Powell 
Raynell Proctor 
Brent Purvis 
David Queen 
Scott Ramsey 
Janell Raney 
Kelly Raymer 

Steven Rea 
Oliver Rexroat 
Patty Rhodes 
Daniel Roberts 
Eric Robertson 
Tracey Robins 
Richard Robinson 

Daniel Rosales 
Carla Ross 
Geneva Rush 
Traci Russell 
Samuel Sanchez 
Christopher Sanders 
Regina Sanders 

Brian Sandlin 
Lester Sandlin 
Michael Sanford 
Tony Sarver 
Deanna Sauer 
Charles Sayers 
John Saylor 



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Flying High, We Don t Deny 

An explosive ringing sound 
jolted me from my sleep, "Oh, 
No!" I thought, the world is 
coming to an end. As 1 stumbl- 
ed out of bed, I tripped over my 
alarm clock and suddenly the 
ringing stopped. Cautiously, I 
picked up the clock and three 
numbers glared out at me 4 - 3 
- . It was 4:30 in the morning 

and the only thing that was 
coming to an end was my 
sleep. I had to be at school by 5 
a.m. to blow up balloons for the 
Valentine Balloon-o-gram sale. 

When I reached the campus, 
1 groped my way toward the 
Arsenal where I could see a 
faint light shining through the 
basement window, Mr. Mc- 

Creary and a few others were 
already there, comparing the 
size of the bags under their 
eyes caused by a lack of sleep. 

Within a minute or two, we 
were inflating balloons with 
helium and attaching strings 
and heart-shaped suckers to 

After inflating 200 balloons, 

Steven Scholl 

Michelle Scott 

Mike Scott 

Shawn Scott 

Teresa Settle 

Dwayne Sexton 

Margarett Shaffer 

Donna Shaw 

Lisa Shepherd 

Charles Sides 

Ann Simms 

Ronald Simpkins 

Kevin Sims 

Larry Sims 

Michael Skiles 

Anthony Skinner 

Randall Small 

James Smallwood 

Beverly Smiley 

Angela Smith 

Carolyn Smith 

Jeffrey Smith 

Karen Smith 

Kevin A. Smith 

Michelle Smith 

Sheri L. Smith 

Walter L. Smith 

Tonya Spivey 

Elaine J. Spradlin 

Kevin Spurr 

Marcus Stennis 

Tommy Sterrett 

Matthew Storms 

Rochelle Strate 

Paul Strong 

David Suess 
Frank L. Sullivan 
Michael Sullivan 
Tommy Sullivan 

Collen Sutter 
Euthimia Svolos 



it was 6:17 — only two hours 
and 43 minutes were left to fill 
the remaining 800 balloons for 
delivery the 2nd period. By 
8:30 the basement was beginn- 
ing to look like a carnival. 
Finally, the 2nd period bell 

Fearless workers Elaine Spradlin, 
Tina Folson, Michele Bates, and 
Norma Aguilera deliver balloons. 

rang and like Barnum & Bailey 
"barkers" armed with balloons, 
we marched off to meet our 

After two hours of searching 
for classrooms and 'fighting 
the tangled strings', we return- 
ed to the Arsenal basement, 
tired but satisfied that our 
balloons had given our fellow 

Techites a lot of happiness. 

The sale was a success and 
the Class of '87 was flying 
high. We raked in megabucks 
and gained a reputation as 
fearless workers. Next year we 
may be selling parachutes or 
even "stars". 

Vicky Sweat 
Curtis Taylor 
Sokhara Tek 
Sokharath Tek 
Larry Thacker 
Angela Thomas 
Bradley Thompson 

Daniel Thurman 
Maurice Todd 
Lonnie Travioli 
Rochelle Turentine 
Penny Turner 
Sharon Turner 
Susan Turner 

Mark Tyler 
Dawn (Jpshaw 
Michelle VanCleave 
Bee Vang 
Rita Vasquez 
Judy Walker 
Devin Warren 

Douglas Warren 
Jody Watkins 
James Watson 
Michelle Watson 
Donald Webb 
Kimberly Westerfield 
Johnie Weston 

John Whyde 
Anthony Wiley 
Aundra Wiley 
Daryl Wiley 
Clifford Williams 
Kenneth Williams 
Robert Williams 

Shawn Williams 
Tanisha Williams 
Anthony Wilson 
Jeffrey Wilson 
Denice Winsemann 
Otis Wombles 




I Freshmen 

Lori Abbott 
David Adams 
Mechial Adams 
James Alexander 
Eric Alford 
Jeff Allen 
Kecia Anderson 

Alexander Apostolakis 

Paula Asher 

Peggy Asher 

Brian Atwell 

Ann Bacon 

Charles Banks 

Robert Barger 

Angela Barker 
James Barton 
Latonya Barton 
Sherri Beck 
Marva Bell 
Peggy Bellamy 
David Bertrand 

Latanya Billups 
Shelly Bilskie 
Tricia Bishop 
Linda Black 
Christine Bolden 
Diane Bolden 
Marsha Bolden 

Althea Bond 
Beverly Bowman 
Tony Bowman 
Michelle Boyd 
David Brady 
Rhonda Brand 
Jason Braun 

William Bray 
Danny Brewer 
Nichole Brewer 
Tammy Brewer 
Michelle Bridwell 
Allison Brinkley 
Kathryn Brookins 

Michael Brooks 
Diana Browder 
Renea Browder 
Darrell Brown 
James Brown 
Mark Brown 
Ruth Brown 

Traci Brown 
Glenn Bundy 
Anthony Bunnell 
Shonda Burgess 
Shannon Burke 
Veronica Burnett 
Renee Burns 



Robert Butler 

Maria L. Camarena 

Tina Capps 

Melvin Carman 

Kathie Carson 

Jackie Carter 

Lloyd Carter 

Randall Chaffin 

David Chapman 

Lisa Charles 

Anthony Christy 

Tracie Clark 

Shelly Clayton 

Eric Coe 

Michelle Collins 

Fred Combs 

Bernita Compton 

Paula Constant 

Margie Copeland 

Warren Cornett 

Larry Corrie 

Angela Couse 

Dustin Cox 

S. Michael Craig 

April Crandall 

Omar Crayton 

Herbert Crockett 

Steven Crockett 

Nicole Crowe 

Christopher Cunningham 

Shannon Curry 

Angela Curtis 

Scott Daniels 

Cynthia Davis 

Janna Davis 

James Depew 

Lisa Devoto 

Jerry Dishman 

David Dixon 

Kenneth Dixon 

Lewellyn Dobberthein 

Annamaria Dodd 

Terrie Dorsey 

Antionette Dotson 

Sherri Dowdell 

Terri Dowdell 

Anthony Dugan 

Nickoi Duke 

Latonia Durham 



Freshmen Are ' 'Note- Worthy" 

Dear Marsha, Hi! Whatcha do- 
ing? Me, nothing much here. I 
am taking a big chance by 
writing you. Lisa just got 
caught writing her boyfriend 
Mike. Our teacher took the 
note from her and read it to the 
whole class! It was disgustingly 
mushy. The note had a lot of 
loves and kisses in it! 1 thought 
Lisa was going to die! Her eyes 
bugged out two inches from 
her face and she turned as red 
as my favorite red sweater. 
After our teacher finished 
reading it, we all clapped and 

started telling each other how 
much we loved each other. If I 
get caught, I'll just die. 

Oh! Today after gym, Brian 
(the cute boy that sits in front 
of us in Orientation) came up 
to me and said (exact words) 
"You hit the ball good for a girl. 
Good game!" I melted. After he 
said it, he gave me a real big 
smile. I thought 1 was going to 
die! Oh! No! Here comes my 
teacher! I'll write you later! 
Bye! Bye! Write Back Soon! 
Love ya like a sis, Janice 

Caught in the act of note passing, Rhonda LaFolIette 
tries to get rid of the note before Mrs. Virginia Jackson 
can intercept it. 

James Edmondson 
May Egeler 
Malinda Elliott 
Antoinette Ellis 
Pamela Evans 
James Faceson 

Richard Faulkner 
Dawn Ferguson 
Kenneth Finch 
Denise Finkton 
Debra Flanigan 
Keith Folgers 

Kenneth Ford 
Timothy Foster 
Tyrone Fowlkes 
Robert Franklin 
Andre Frye 
Dawn Fullington 

Kimberly Gamble 
Gaston Garces 
Christopher Garcia 
Tanaka Garland 
Charla Garvin 
Barbara Gaughan 



Carl Gibbs 

Chenita Gilbert 

Derek Gilbert 

Jerry Givens 

James Glaser 

Monica Glover 

Angela Goodmon 

Tracy Graham 

Lisa Grant 

Corey Griffin 

James Griggs 

Terry Griggs 

Larry Grinter 

William Gunyon 

LaRobert Guy 

Paul Hacker 

Glen Hafley 

Letha Hagan 

Tammy Hampton 

James Hancock 

Shawn Hargrow 

Jerome Harris 

Robert C. Harris 

Robert L. Harris 

Shawn Hart 

Letha Hartley 

Carwander Hatten 

James Hawkins 

Michelle Hawkins 

Timothy Hazelrigg 

Fredrick Hedges 

Natalie Henderson 

Sonja Henson 

Dwuna Hention 

Carla Hillenburg 

James Hinkle 

Kristin Hoch 

Tonna Hodges 

Berniece Holcomb 

Anthony Holland 

Patrick Holliday 

Lashonna Hollins 

Clinton Honeycutt 

Sherry Hoopingarner 

Tammie Hopkins 

David Howard 

Patrick Howard 

Earl Hudson 

Roselyn Huggins 




Leigh Hughes 
Kasandra Humphrey 
Keith Humphrey 
Cathy Hunter 
Larry Hutson 
Charri Ingram 

Crystal Ingram 
Angela Jackson 
Kimberly Jarboe 
Lisa Jenkins 
Regina Johns 
Bonnie Johnson 

Cynthia Johnson 
Matasha Johnson 
Sheila Johnson 
Carol Jones 
Damon Jones 
Diane Jones 

Donald Kaufman 
Kevin Kelley 
Teresa Kelsey 
Tammy Kennedy 
Shawnda King 
Jack Kinney 

Early Curfew for Freshman 

"Where have you been?" 

"Well. . ." 

"Don't say a word until 1 am 
finished! It is after midnight 
and we have been worried sick 
about you! You are NOT 
grown! Being a freshman in 
high school does not give you 
the privilege to come and go as 
you please. You live in MY 
house and eat MY food and you 
will abide by MY rules. You 
could have been dead for all 
your mother and I knew!" 

"I'm sorry, but . . ." 

"I said I don't want to hear a 
sound until 1 say I am finished. 
Okay, I'm finished. Let me hear 

"Well, I couldn't just make 
Archie bring me all the way 
home just because you think I 
am a baby and have an early 
curfew. Everyone would have 
thought I was some kind of a 
freak having to be home by 1 1 
o'clock. Cindy is a freshman 
and she gets to stay out until 

"What is that extra hour go- 
ing to give you? There's 
nothing you can do after 11 
o'clock that you can't do 

"Dad, that's the point. If I 
was going to do something bad, 
I could do it before eleven as 
easily as I could after." 

"I don't like you getting 
smart with me. By breaking the 
curfew you will be grounded 
from EVERYTHING for two 

"What? GROUNDED?" 

"Just for that, we will make 
it three weeks and under no 
circumstances will you be 
allowed parole!" 

"But.. ." 

"One more sound and you 
will be lucky to be ungrounded 
before your senior prom. Now, 
I want you to march yourself to 
your room and think about 
what you have done." 

"Ben" (and your dad) says you 
should have been home earlier. 



A serious monarch, freshman basket- 
ball king Frederick Hedges, displays 
his royal plaque. 

A radiant Nichole Brewer cradles the 
roses she received as freshman basket- 
bail queen. 

Julie Lauderman 

Robert Laudig 

Bryant Lawson 

Tammy Lay 

Juan Leakes 

Carl Ledford 

Joana Lee 

Regina Lenoir 

Kimberly Levell 

Cherrae Leveringston 

Christopher Lloyd 

Dennis Lloyd 

Duane Lloyd 

Dionne Lomax 

Lorri Long 

Tonya Lovan 

Daphne Love 

Bonita Lunceford 

Melinda Lynch 

Aaron MacDonald 

Mark Mahone 

Sonja Mahone 

Celia Mancillas 

Sandra Mansfield 



TO iiA 

Javier Martinez 
Jose Martinez 
Melissa Massingale 
Sandra Mathis 
Stacy McCall 
Machelle McCarthy 
Stephanie McCombs 

Bernita McFarland 
Michael McQill 
Michael McQIaughlin 
Candy McQoldrick 
Eric McKinney 
Tamara McKinnion 
Kenneth McRee 

Paul Meadows 
Jennifer Medsker 
Sandra Mefford 
Sherry Melton 
Wayne Mercer 
Stephanie Messer 
David Meyer 

Michelle Miles 
Dave Miller 
Dorthea Miller 
William Miller 
Gary Minardo 
Steven Mindach 
Kiau Minh 

Robin Mink 
James Mires 
George Mitchell 
Ronald Mitchell 
Geneva Moore 
Reginald Moore 
Richard Moorman 

Timothy Moorman 
Anastacio Morales 
John Morris 
George Motley 
Melvina Muex 
Ralph Murray 
Devon Myers 

Sarah Myers 
Kevin Nation 
William Meese 
Margie Noland 
Kenneth Morris 
Larry O'Conner 
Lisa Ollanketo 



Mercedes Ontiveros 

Marion Parks 

Charla Parsley 

Darla Parsley 

Samantha Patton 

Timeka Patton 

Charles Paul 

Rose Pennington 

Annetra Pepper 

Scott Perry 

Pamela Phares 

Donald Phelps 

David Poison 

Royce Polston 

Gwyan Porter 

Shaneise Porter 

Shannon Porter 

Mona Posey 

Donna Powell 
James Price 
Floyd Proctor 
Dawn Proffitt 
Marcia Pruitt 
Ricky Pruitt 

Finding Our Way 

Newness, uncertainty, and a 
touch of fear are present when 
a student starts school as a 
freshman. This was no dif- 
ferent for the incoming class of 
'88 who came from John Hope 
School and H. L. Harshman 
Junior High School. 

Finding their way around the 
many buildings at Tech and 
getting to them on time seem- 
ed to be the most frightening 
thing to most ninth graders. 
Rhonda LaFoIlette said, "1 used 
to wonder how 1 could get from 
gym class to the Arsenal 
building injust five minutes." 

Other freshmen were uncer- 

tain about meeting friendly 
students and teachers on such 
a large campus. However, after 
a few weeks they began to feel 
comfortable with their new 
found friends and their new 
found freedom. 

By year's end, most 
freshmen looked back with 
fond memories on times which 
had been frustrating but fun. 
Patricia Pounds said, "The op- 
portunity to march in ROTC, 
my first date, football games, 
the fall play, and new friends 
all contributed to an enjoyable 
first year." 

Beginning his high school career on 
crutches is a problem that Jackie 
Carter overcomes with the help of a 
friend, Steve Reed. 



Laura Pryor 
Ollie Purvis 
Todd Ramsey 
Kimberly Raymer 
Stephanie Redmond 
Karen Reuter 
Gonzalo Reyna 

Chandre Rhodes 
Dwaine Richardson 
Layna Richardson 
Tammy Ridenour 
Jesse Riggs 
Elizabeth Ripberger 
Kathy Robbins 

Edward Roberts 
Andrew Robertson 
Chalisa Robinson 
Elizabeth Rowe 
Gary Rowe 
Kim Royalty 
Roger Rush 

Dessarie Ryle 
Jeffrey Sanborn 
Ethel Sanders 
Steve Sandlin 
Jonathan Scruggs 
Jennifer Searcy 
Jimmy Sexton 

Lawrence Shaffer 
Monica Shaw 
Kimberly Sholar 
Stacie Siegman 
Tressie Simmons 
Thomas Simpson 
David Sluder 

Amy Small 
Aaron Smith 
Brandy Smith 
Demanda Smith 
Earnie Smith 
Fredrick Smith 
Lester Smith 

Randal Smith 
Sharon Smith 
Sheila Smith 
Stanley Smith 
Robert Snyder 
Tammy Sosbe 
Tina Sparks 



Frosh Find Computers Friendly 

Freshmen have come a long 
way. In the past, freshmen only 
took orientation and physical 
education as requirements. 
During the last two years, 

been required to complete a 
computer literacy course 
which has introduced them to 
the IBM Personal Computer. 
All of the sections have been 

data base management pro- 
grams, and spread sheets. 
Some of the classes even 
sampled BASIC programming. 
Despite strict classroom 

ing, no combing your hair, and 
no other activities which might 
cause the computer to 
malfunction, students enjoyed 
their experience. 

however, all freshmen have exposed to word processing, rules such as: No gum chew- 

Brian Stacy 

Reta Stafford 

Mark Stanford 

Richard Staples 

Lora Starkes 

Stephanie Stevens 

Angelicque Stewart 

Jeffrey Stewart 

Ricky Stigger 

Bobbie Stokes 

Isaiah Stokes 

Dennis Storms 

Shannon Stowers 

Michelle Strader 

Scott Strong 

Janverca Stutts 

Vivian Sweat 

Deitra Taylor 

Viviana Taylor 

Kim Thomas 

Jerry Todd 

Molly Todd 

Rebecca Trammell 

Kevin Turentine 

Gloria Turner 
Neal Turner 
Shawn Turner 
Donald Twitty 
Carla (Jpshaw 
Hua Vang 

Yeng Vang 

Vincente Vasquez 

Lisa Wade 

Lee Wagner 

Terri Walters 

John Warbinton 



Freshman Monica Hurley 
said, "it was fun to work with 
the computer." The program 
was designed to be enjoyable 
and, at the same time, to in- 
crease the awareness of 
students as to how computers 
will impact on their futures. 

Mr. John Kern, Computer 
Trainer, said he thought that 
the literacy program had been 
quite successful. 

Enjoying Computer Literacy class are 
Paul Strong, Rhonda LaFollette, 
Monica Hurley, Nichole Brewer, Idris 
Wilson, and Robin Mink. 

Kenneth Washington 
Douglas Watkins 
Melissa Watts 
Charita Weaver 
Michelle Weinke 
Susan Wenzlaff 

Helen Wert 
Eric Whaley 
James Wheeler 
Shelia Whitaker 
Anthony White 
Mark White 

Clifford Wilbourne 
Tonette Wilkerson. 
Samuel Williams 
Sherry Williams 
Stacey Williams 
Leo Willoughby 

Idris Wilson 
Karin Wilson 
Kevin Wilson 
Letitia Wilson 
Michelle Wilson 
Shannon Winchester 

Michael Winn 
George Wise 
Don Woodruff 
Andrea Woods 
Erica Woods 
Mareia Wright 

Tsuleean Wright 
William Wright 
Mai Moua Yang 
Jerry York 
Shawn Young 
April Zinnerman 



and Staff 

Leading the largest high school in the 
Indianapolis Public Schools system is 
an enormous responsibility. Retiring 
principal, A. Ray Reed, has presided 

over the growth of programs and 
physical facilities, during a period of 
declining enrollments. 

Stability remained an 
elusive quality for the 
personnel at Tech. After 
years of turmoil due to 
court-ordered bussing, 
the prospect of school 
closings, and declining 
student enrollments, the 
entire school staff seem- 
ed ready for a year in 
which their concentration 
could be focused on 
quality education. It was 
not to be. 

As news leaked out 
that serious financial pro- 
blems existed within IPS, 
rumors began to fly con- 
cerning major layoffs and 
possible school closings. 
Faculty and staff 
members, and especially 
those with lesser seniori- 
ty, were placed in a posi- 
tion of uncertainty as to 
the future of their 

When the official word 
came, the worst fears 
were realized. Over forty 
Tech employees were af- 
fected by the "riffing." 
Despite efforts to con- 
tinue with "business as 
usual," the reduction in 
force cast a pall over the 
entire staff. 

Although the continual 
upheaval in the school 
system made everyone's 
job more difficult, 
members of the faculty 
still excelled. Mr. Howard 
Catt was named 
"Outstanding Athletic 
Administrator of the 
Year." Mr. Michael Cecil 
was recognized as one of 
the twelve finalists in the 
IPS "Teacher of the 
Year" competition. Mr. 
Ernie Cline received the 
"Tom Carnegie Award" 
for his commitment and 
service to high school 
athletics. And, the Career 
Center house building 
project received the 
"1984 Indiana Vocational 
Education Partnership 
Award for Excellence." 


Administration, Faculty, and Staff 




Dr. Joseph McGeehan 


Karl Schneider 


A. Ray Reed 


Mahlon Carlock 


Lewis Marshall 





Robert Stockard 




Rollin Jump 



Donald Oldham 


Frederick Kelly 


Stanley Minks 


Judith Hamilton 


Howard Catt 


Kenneth Bayless 



Richard Shock 


The Tech Hierarchy 

Arsenal Technical High 
School has a formal structure 
which lends organization and 
efficiency to its operation. 
Lines of authority and respon- 
sibility are clearly defined. And 
yet, the administrative style set 
by Principal Reed, and im- 
plemented by the other 
members of the administration, 
is a more informal, personal 

Veteran personnel are fond 
of referring to the students, 
staff, and administration as the 
"Tech Family." A family rela- 
tionship does exist at Tech. 
Like all families, this one faces 
challenges, problems, and con- 
stant opportunities. Sometimes 

the difficulties overwhelm the 
Tech family. Usually, though, 
everyone pulls together for the 
good of all involved. In an at- 
tempt to minimize problems 
and maximize opportunities, 
Tech manages to overcome 
adversity and to excel. Each 
year, students, teachers, ad- 
ministrators, and programs of 
Tech High School are recogniz- 
ed for their superiority. 

Among the many factors 
which contribute to making 
ATHS successful, the ad- 
ministration should be credited 
with providing a positive, nur- 
turing atmosphere which 
stimulates personal growth and 


Dorothy Stout 


Zoearline Davis 

Barbara Lee 
Sharon Parrett 


Duane Blankenhorn 
Ernest Cline 
Janice Cooper 
Donald Dailey 
Charles Harry 
Richard Shock 


Robert Meyer 


Kenneth Bayless 
Duane Blankenhorn 
Mahlon Carlock 
Howard Catt 
Ernest Cline 
Janice Cooper 
Donald Daily 
Zoearline Davis 

Charles Harry 
Judith Hamilton 
Rollin Jump 
Frederick Kelly 
Barbara Lee 
Lewis Marshall 
Joseph McGeehan 
Robert Meyer 

Stanley Minks 
Donald Oldham 
Sharon Parrett 
Carolyn Ray 
Karl Schneider 
Richard Shock 
Robert Stockard 
Dorothy Stout 



Travel, Language Broaden Horizons 

The development of good 
language skills is essential in 
the English Department as 
well as the Foreign 
Language Department. The 
computer plays an impor- 
tant role in teaching in the 
Foreign Language Depart- 
ment. Two software pro- 
grams were available for 
practice in learning the 
languages taught. A short- 
wave receiver was also on 
hand so that the students 
could listen to radio pro- 
grams broadcast from 
Europe and South America. 
These progams gave the 
students a chance to glimp- 
se into the cultures of the 
various countries. 

English Department: First Row: 
Alice Goodrum, Hester Hale, Margaret 
Hahn, Judith McBride, Lucia Gonzalez, 
Thomas Danheiser, Department Head. 
Back Row: Joan Brown, Robert Ford, 
Emmett Hardiman, Diane Comstock, 
Mary Maillard, Carol Wood, Cecil 
Tresslar, Stanley Minks, and John 

Mr. Emmett Hardiman, Tech's 
"Goodwill Ambassador," takes time 

Who do you know who has 
taken a Gondola ride in Venice, 
visited the crypt of Queen 
Mary of Teck and eaten a 100- 
year-old egg in Bangkok, 
Thailand. Mr. Emmett Har- 
diman, Tech's most experienc- 
ed English teacher, has done all 
of these things. Because of his 
love for reading, Mr. Hardiman 
joined the World Congress of 
International Reading 
Specialists in 1956, and began 
traveling with this group in 
1966. He stated, "I did not 

out to share his travels by displaying 
his unique souvenirs. 

know I was going to be travel- 
ing when I joined the World 
Congress. I went to those coun- 
tries for seminars, workshops, 
and lectures given by some of 
the world's leading reading 
specialists." Some of the more 
interesting places Mr. Har- 
diman has been include: Den- 
mark, Sweden, Greece, Argen- 
tina, Communist China, 
Samoa, New Zealand, Iran, 
Egypt and India. Mr. Hardiman 
said that during his visits to 
foreign countries he had the op- 

portunity to meet many impor- 
tant people such as the Mayor 
of Hamberg, West Germany. 
Also, he began to collect 
souvenirs which he eventually 
exhibited in a display case here 
at Tech for all to enjoy. When 
asked which country he found 
most delightful, he said, "I lik- 
ed each one separately. Each 
had its own culture and charm. 
The people were all different. 
That's what makes the world a 
beautiful place." 

Foreign Language Department: 

Peggy Stroud, Serine Fine, and Dan 
Stanley, Department Head. 



Traditional Skills "Handy" For Future 


The Business Education 
Department is the largest all- 
elective department at Tech 
High School. It emphasized 
high technology in the 
classroom by training students 
to use word processors, elec- 
tronic typewriters, personal 
computers, and a mainframe 
computer. However, besides 
the "high tech" concepts, the 
Business department knew 
that traditional typing skills 
were still very important. An 
article from the Indianapolis 
Star stated, "Don't think those 
mouse attachments on com- 
puters will ever take the place 
of typing. Typing skill is a first 
priority for anybody graduating 
before the year 2000." 

Even in an age of microwave 
cooking and electronic sewing 
machines, teaching traditional 
skills was still important in the 
Home Economics department 
also. The department provided 
hands-on training in cooking, 
sewing, and family living to 
teach its students how to 
create healthy environments 
for themselves and their 

Business teacher, Michael Cecil, 
works as co-adviser of the Arsenal Can- 
non yearbook along with fellow 

business teacher, Mrs. Virginia 
Jackson. Mr. Cecil was selected as 
Tech's Teacher-of-the- Year in 1984. 

Business Education Department 

First Row: Joyce Freeman, 
Department Head, Gwen Ohmit, Alice 
Johnson, Cheryl McVay, and Ann 

Jackson, Etta Moran, Ellen Martin, 
David George, Lois Frye, William 
McCreary, Delsie Shoemaker, Lewis 
Robertson, Michael Cecil, and William 

Cummins. Back Row: Virginia Guess. 

Home Ecomonics Department: 

Patricia Burton, Department Head; 
Natalie Ransom, and Peggy Penn. 



"High Tech" Touches Required Subjects 

Serious economic study re- 
quires the accumulation of 
large amounts of data. It is for 
this reason that, for the past 
two years, the Social Studies 
department has been involved 
in the Computer Economics 
program. The program, which 
was coordinated with the Cen- 
tral Indiana Division of Junior 
Achievement, allowed students 
to be involved in the actual pro- 
duction and sale of a product. 
By using the computer, 
students were able to collect 
business data necessary for 
making wise management 

When one thinks of math, 
one thinks of cold, hard facts 
and figures. However, the Math 
department came alive by in- 
volving itself in math contests 
and float-building for 
homecoming, both of which 
were sponsored by the Math 
Club. Also, the math depart- 
ment provided a service to the 
school by processing the daily 
absence list. Despite these ac- 
tivities, the department in no 
way neglected the purpose of 
its existence, which was 
educating students with the 
necessary skills to solve math 

After a long day of teaching, Social 
Studies teacher John Kanouse (and his 

guardian angel?) leaves for home. 

ROTC gets into High Tech motion 

Math Department Front Row: Jim 
Brown, Department Head, Thelma 
Miles, Donald Mason, Joseph Brown, 
James Borshoff, and Marilyn Hoffman . 

Back Row: Arnold Lehman, Judith 
Fiegert, James May, William Wheeler, 
Donald Robinson, and Ronald Ireland. 

When one thinks of high 
technology, the two most ob- 
vious examples are the 
aerospace industry and the 
military. Tech's JROTC pro- 
gram used advanced military 
equipment in several ways. 
The newest ROTC high-tech 

device was the Beseler 
CUE/SEE Motion/Filmstrip 
System which 1st Sgt. Neris 
Willis stated, "has greatly im- 
proved class instruction." This 
system allowed cadets to pro- 
gress at their own rates. 

Social Studies Department Front 
Row: William Siedlecki, Department 
Head, Martha Bradshaw, Ruth Couch, 
and Anna Parker. Back Row: John 

Kanouse, Bruce McGeath, Karl 
Schneider, John Miner, and Robert 

JROTC: MSG James McDaniel, 1st 
Sgt. Neris Willis, and Sgt. 1st CL 
George Durr. 



Art & Science Reflect One Another 

Dr. Joseph McGeehan and Mr. tions created in Mr. Ray Browne 's Sign 
Robert Stockard are framed by decora- Painting class. 

Music Eases High Tech Stress 

Electronic keyboards, music 
synthesizers, and other 
"gadgets" have altered the 
way that music is created. 
Nonetheless, music still afford- 
ed individuals a chance to ex- 
press their inner feelings and to 
share that expression with 


By providing entertainment 
for the school, in the form of 
concerts, pep bands, and 
musical productions, the Music 
department helped smooth the 
rough edges of our high-tech 

Experimentation deals with 
theories, hypotheses, and solu- 
tions. To keep pace with the 
rapidly expanding scientific 
world, the Science department 
used high tech equipment in 
several of its courses. In fact, 
Mrs. Carol Smith worked at 
developing a new high-tech in- 
vention, in a project called 
Laser Hi-Jinks. This device con- 
sists of a turntable and a lens 
which it is hoped will be able to 
exhibit the various properties 
of light. 

Our present-day society 
demands creativity in almost 
every career and especially in 
the field of commercial art. 
Realizing that everyone has 
some degree of creative talent, 
the Art department has done 
its best to develop that talent. 
The scenery and props for 
events such as the fall play and 
spring musical were examples 
of the excellent work that was 
created in the Stage Design and 
Commercial Art/ Sign Painting 

Science Department: First Row: 
Arthur Kirsch and Garlan Howard. 
Back Row: David Hon, Carol Smith, 

Department Head; Ward Whalin. and 
Robert Collins. 

Music Department: Mable Lewis, 
Edward Evans, and Paul Prather, 
Department Head. 

Art Department: Wendrel Price, 
Kermit Swenson, Department Head; 
Emmagee Washington, and Raymond 



Miniature Hobby Becomes Big Business 

Anyone passing by the Stout 
farm might stop to take a se- 
cond look when they see the 
vast pasture land filled with 
more than 160 miniature 
horses and Sicilian donkeys. 

Mrs. Dorothy Stout, Dean of 
Girls, and her husband Robert 
Stout began a hobby 24 years 
ago, turned it into a prosperous 
business and have now 
established a reputation for 
themselves as one of the 
largest and most experienced 
breeders of miniature horses in 
the Midwest. This enterprise 
began when the Stouts pur- 
chased a small herd of 
miniatures from breeder 
Clarence Brannaman. Since 
that time hundreds of these 
unique animals have been born 
and raised on the Stout farm 
and many of the horses have 
been sold throughout Japan, 

Germany, and England. Mrs. 
Stout also noted that she and 
her husband receive a tremen- 
dous amount of fulfillment and 
satisfaction from caring for 
these delightful animals. 
Although raising miniatures is 
a rewarding experience, it re- 
quires a major financial invest- 
ment along with a great deal of 
hard work on the part of the 
breeder. "Proper and adequate 
feed, supplemented with essen- 
tial minerals is an absolute 
must for healthy growth and 
development," according to an 
article written in the Miniature 
Horse World magazine. Such 
articles indicate that raising 
miniatures has become very 
popular. The Stouts have 
received national prestige from 
their unusual business by winn- 
ing the Mational Champion 
Stallion award in 1983, as well 

as other awards from 
throughout the United States 
and Canada. The electronic 
media has also found this 
avocation worthy of coverage. 
Anchorwoman Kim Hood of 
Channel 13 filmed an interview 
with the Stouts in 1983 which 
was aired on the local evening 

Even more unusual is the 
fact that Mrs. Stout has named 
every animal on the Stout farm 
and not only can she remember 
each individual name, there is 
an apparent mutual "love" pre- 
sent between her and the 
animals. When asked how she 
is able to distinguish each 
animal from the other, Mrs. 
Stout replied, "All of them 
have different personalities, 
just like people." The varieties 
of miniature horses that the 
Stouts have raised range from 
the rare miniature Appaloosa 
to the blond-colored Palomino. 

The Stouts have also raised 
many Sicilian donkeys, and 
Mrs. Stout pointed out that the 
Sicilian was the same breed of 
donkey that Christ rode into 
Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. 
Judging from their love and 
dedication in caring for the 
animals, it is obvious that the 
Stouts subscribe to the 
philosophy of poet Cecil 
Frances Alexander, who wrote: 

All things bright and 

All creatures great and 

All things wise and 

The Lord God made them all. 

Staying late to chaperone the yearbook 
party was a sacrifice for Mrs. Stout, as 
it kept her from her duties on the farm. 

A newborn colt scampers along a 
fence which separates the older horses 
and donkeys. 



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Paths to Individuality 

Some of the unique pro- 
grams offered in the Day Adult 
Division of Tech High School 
range from the External 
Diploma Project for home- 
bound students to the Learning 
Center program for pregnant 
school-age students. In addi- 
tion, the Day Adult Division 
provides students with the 
same curriculum that is offered 
in the regular high school pro- 
gram; thus assuring the adult 
students of the courses needed 
to meet graduation 

Computers have played an im- 
portant role in the educational 
program of the special needs 
students. The teachers in 
Special Ed. were the first to 
receive and use computers to 
teach their students, and the 
computers have proven to be a 
great asset. By blending com- 
puter assisted instruction with 
the patience and encourage- 
ment given by the teaching 
staff, students were able to 
make progress toward realizing 
their potential. 

Day Adult Division First Row: Rollin 
Jump. Director; Department Head, 
Barbara Near, Mary Smith, Betty 
Crowe. Patricia Maxwell, Patsy Kunz, 
Donna Reier, Patricia Amend, Carole 
Mannan, and Steve Talley. Back Row: 

Charles O'Neal, Charles Hale, Miriam 
Huber, llze Bye, Elaine Life, Percy 
Snyder, Edith Reed, Ellen Eads, Joe 
Wilson, William Riley, Zona Wong, and 
Joan Terry. 

Special Education Department 

Seated: Vickie Noel, Richard Shock, 
and Stella Vandivier. Back Row: Paul 

Oscarson, Cheryl Chambers, Lindy 
Pruett, Helen Moeller, and David Tess. 

Cecil Tresslar begins an explana- Japanese poetry which refers to a 
tion of haiku, a form of 3-line season of the year. 

Sun Spots 

Scarlet buds burst from the sun 

On startled February limbs — 

Never mind that cold will come 

And leave the branches bleak again. 

"I was in the hospital in 
1976 and my roommate was 
a young man who recited 
his own poetry. I was so im- 
pressed, I started writing 
verse on a regular basis; set- 
ting a goal of one a week," 
stated Mr. Cecil Tresslar, 
Tech's Director of Publica- 
tions and resident poet. The 
stanza above is only one of 
the more than 1200+ poems 

that Mr. Tresslar has writ- 
ten. Four of his poems have 
been set to music (though 
not published) and sung by 
his church choir. Although 
American poet Robert Frost 
has been one of his inspira- 
tions, Mr. Tresslar com- 
mented, "I'd rather be 
creating poetry than reading 



Health & Safety— An Industrial Art 

During ParentsinTouch night, Robert to discuss her child's progress. 
Woodard listens to a parent who wants 

ParentsinTouch night, 
which took place October 11, 
1984, drew the largest parent 
participation in several years, 
according to Kenneth Bayless, 
Director of Guidance 

Parents had an opportunity 
to touch base with their 
childrens' teachers concerning 
grades, conduct, and other 
school related matters. When 
the technical business was 
completed, parents had the 
chance to socialize with each 

Each of the 16 curricular 
departments of the school had 
a booth displaying the kinds of 
things done in that department. 
Included were embroidered 
crafts from the Home 

Economics department, an ex- 
perimental engine from the 
Auto/Aviation department, 
and creative "high tech" draw- 
ings made by students in the 
Art department. 

Faculty members of each 
department were present to 
consult with parents and ex- 
plain to them what students 
did in their individual 

In addition, a Snack Bar was 
available so that parents could 
enjoy refreshments during the 

In short, ParentsinTouch 
night was not simply a "hap- 
pening," it was an attempt to 
reach out and foster better 
community relations. 

The Health and Physical 
Education departments went 
"high tech" when some gym 
teachers used VCR's to instruct 
students in the basics of 
aerobic exercises. 

Fishing and bowling added a 
new touch to recreational 
sports. Health teachers used 
computers to compute grades 
and write tests. Good health 
and safety practices were em- 
phasized by both departments. 

Industrial Arts class gave 

students the opportunity to 
learn the basic concepts of 
working with hand tools. The 
students built simple wood- 
working projects and eventual 
ly progressed to using power 
tools and constructed more dif- 
ficult projects as their ability 

Instruction includes a heavy 
emphasis on safe working prac- 
tices in the woodworking 
classes and in mechanical 
drawing and blueprint reading. 


Health and Physical Education 
Department Front Row: Frank Craig, 
Francis Knue, Richard Allen, Lafayette 
Reed, John Hurrle, Mary Lou Manka, 

Robert Woodard, and Shirley 
Lundgren. Back Row: Susan Jahnke, 
Julius Kleine, Margaret Sweeney, and 
Ann McMillan. 

Industrial Arts Department: Ernest 
Holmes and Clarence Murphy. 



ICEC — High-Tech in Action 

Technology is rooted in the 
desire of human beings to find 
easier and more efficient ways 
to complete necessary tasks. 
Before high technology began 
to spill over into our personal 
lives, it was employed 
throughout industry to max- 
imize productivity and profits. 

The Indianapolis Career 
Education Center is on the 
leading edge of high 
technology education. As it 
prepared employees for the 
work force of the twenty-first 
century, the Center utilized as 
much state-of-the-art equip- 
ment as it could appropriate. 
Classroom instruction was fur- 
ther enhanced by field trips to 
highly automated businesses; 
through the cooperation of 
Stewart Warner Corporation, 
one of Tech's "Partners in 
Education;" and by on-the-job 
experience through Coopera- 
tive Office Education, 
Distributive Education, In- 
dustrial Cooperative Training, 
and the construction of a house 
in association with Career 
Center Builders. 

Enjoying a break during Parents in Touch night, teachers Dorris Raines, Tany 
Hairston, and Phyllis Schaffer are shown with the high-tech equipment used i 
restaurant and commercial foods occupations. 

Auto-Aviation/Electrical Department Seated: Hardy Stohler, Harold Brown, 
David Evans, Lester Woolard, Robert Crooke, Lloyd Scherich, Curtis Cosby, 
Shelby McQueary, and John Mullennax. Standing: Larry White, Ralph Webb, 
Dave Rose, Paul Kinser, James Duckworth, Ronald Harris, Clifton Lovelace, Glenn 
Adams, and Stephen Brinkerhoff. 

Service Occupations/Printing Department Seated: Kenneth Poole, June 
Garnett, Korma Johnson, Debi Cline, Phyllis Schaffer, Vera Miller, and Dorris 
Raines. Standing: Tanya Hairston, Robert Smith, Ann Carter, William Harrod- 
Gordon Owen, Robert Cooley, Walter Mendel, and Alice Flanagan. 



During Parentsin-Touch night Harold 
Brown, Aviation teacher, explains to 
parents the operation of an aircraft 
engine used for classroom 

Building & Metal Trades/Drafting 
Department: William Murphy, David 
Cruser, Kenneth Poole, Deveier 
Wemple, Fred Miessen, James Byers, 
Cyril Stock, Eddie Boyer, Charles 
Scahill, Roy Johnson, Howard Beall, 
Morris Woods, Lowell McCarty, and 
Paul Oscarson. 



A Touching Farewell 

Retiring Faculty. First Row: Ann 
Cummins, Intensive Office Lab; Alice 
Johnson; Business Education; Zula 
Joerendt, Matron; Carolyn Ray, Social 
Worker; John Lewis, English; June 
Garnett, Cosmetology; Emmett 
Hardiman, English; Phyllis Schaffer, 
Commercial Foods; A. Ray Reed, 
Principal; and Martha Thomas, 
Secretary. Second Row: Clarence 
Murphy, Industrial Arts; Harold Brown, 
Aviation; Lowell McCarty, Building 
Trades; Shelby McQueary, Auto 
Trades; Robert Crooke, Auto Trades; 
Hardy Stohler, Auto Trades; Robert 
Ford, English; and Donald Daily, 
Guidance Counselor. 

Twenty-four retiring 
members of the faculty were 
honored at a pancake breakfast 
on Friday, May 31, in the Tech 

The male members of the 
faculty were responsible for the 
preparation of the meal, which 
consisted of pancakes, 
sausage, orange juice, and 

The retiring teachers, who 
have amassed a total of 245 
years of experience at Tech, 
were given corsages and 
boutonnieres as they arrived at 
the breakfast. 

Many of the retirees took ad- 
vantage of the Early Retire- 
ment Incentive program of- 
fered by IPS. 

Although the retirees ended 
the school year with a sigh of 
relief, in the eyes of their col- 
leagues, Tech had suffered a 
great loss. 

Compounding the effect of 
the retirement of Ray Reed and 
the 24 faculty members was 
the number of teachers who 
were "riffed" or laid off. As a 
result, some classes will 
become larger and others may 
be dropped from the 

Paul Prather listens to the beat of the mixer as he prepares pancakes for the 



Changing of the Guard at the Arsenal 

8 1L. 

Mr. Reed, as Dean of Men, supervised 
the discipline of students. 

The retirement of A. Ray 
Reed, principal for 14 years, 
was one of the most significant 
events of the 1985 school year. 

When he was appointed prin- 
cipal, after serving as a science 
teacher and Dean of Men, Mr. 
Reed had the ability to shape a 
riotous, unstable school into a 
productive one. 

Although there were unplea- 
sant duties that Mr. Reed had 
to perform as principal, such 
as distributing pink-slips to 
those faculty members who 
were "riffed," he also played a 
traditional role in the more 
pleasant events that took 
place. He spoke at the voca- 
tional awards program, 
presented plaques and cer- 
tificates to students on Honors 
Day, and awarded diplomas at 
graduation. This mixture of 
pleasant and unpleasant duties 
made Mr. Reed's career one of 
great variety. 

A pleasant duty for Mr. Reed was 
presenting vocational awards. 

After serving as acting-principal for one year, Mr. A Ray Reed was appointed as 
the new principal of Tech in the Fall of 1971. 

Mr. Reed's one regret as principal is 
that his duties limited his opportunities 
for direct contact with students. 



Donna Anderson, Security 
Donna Badger, Media Center 

Cheryl Barnes, Attendance 

Margaret Barrett, Maintenance 

Richard Basey, Maintenance 

Debby Chestnut, Secretary 
James Cooper, Maintenance 

Edward Davis, Accompanist 

Henry Dawson, Maintenance 

Sandy Duncan, Attendance 

Craig Fouts, Maintenance 

Brenda Gilpin, Attendance 

Hobert Qoode, Security 

John Qoss, Maintenance 

Dallene Harpold, Accompanist 

Hyland Hill, Maintenance 

Bernard Jackson, Maintenance 

Herman Jeffries, Millwright 

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Alice Jones, Maintenance 

Bonnie Jones, Attendance 

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Arbie Jamerson 

Fred Johnson 

Jeff Harper 

Ron Howes 

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John Porter 

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which direct participants in the UAW- 
Ford program to their complex in 
Treadwell Hall. 


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Proves Supportive 

Terry Jones, Computer Trainer 
Morris Keel, Maintenance 
Adam Kendall, Maintenance 
John Kern, Computer Trainer 
Diane King, Secretary 
Sgt. Evelyn Knapp, Security 
Pat Littell, Financial Secretary 

Richard Loyal, Maintenance 

Dorothy Manning, Maintenance 

Carole Marcum, Registrar 

Joyce Maxwell, Pupil Personnel Clerk 

Vera Miller, Secretary 

Jane Mindach, Financial Office Clerk 

Chester Muir, Maintenance 

Charles O'Neal, Security 
Donald Palmer, Security 
Paul Parks, Maintenance 
Bernadine Pool, Secretary 
Elbert Popplewell, Maintenance 
Glen Richardson, Security 
Thomas Rivers, Maintenance 

Gloria Robbins, Principal's Secretary 
Lee Rork, Maintenance 
Dalynn So, Tutor 

Martha Thomas, Secretary 
Shirley Thomas, Secretary 
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Carl Wallace, Head Custodian 
Gloria Wheeler, Secretary 
Brent White, Maintenance 

Joyce Wilkins, Maintenance 
Craig Williams, Attendance 
Ruby Williams, Maintenance 

Regis Wilson, Maintenance 

Debbie Winningham, General Secretary 

Don Yarnell, Utility Man 

Although many enjoy the fall leaves, for the custodial staff raking 
them is a never ending task. 

Auxiliary Staff 



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that fast, friendly service is the best 
advertising as he greets Homecoming 
customers with a smile. 




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nouncements to order for graduation. 



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STEWART-WARNER, South Wind Division 

Tech students got a touch 
of "High Tech" when they 
visited the Stewart Warner 
plant during field trips. 
Stewart-Warner, Tech's 
newest partner-in-education, 
makes heaters for military 
applications and devices for 
cooling liquids. 

The Partners in Education 
Program is a cooperative 
program of the Indianapolis 
Chamber of Commerce, IPS, 

Mr. Sterling of S-W explains to 
Tony Sultzer how their 207 CMC 
(Computer Numerical Control) 
device is used to monitor milling 

and local businesses. PIE at- 
tempts to help schools pro- 
vide a more complete educa- 
tion for students by making 
business resources available 
to augment the curriculum. 
Stewart Warner allowed 
many of Tech's Career 
Center students to witness, 
in an actual business situa- 
tion, the things they had 
been taught. 

BEGINNING MACHINE SHOP: Danny Marsh, Randy Hamilton, James 
Oliver, Mr. Carl Emberton, S-W; Charles Sayers, and Mark Bryan. 

COMPUTER CLASS: Kim Henson, Christie Early, Virginia Brumley, 
William Trent, Steven Miller, So Vang, Vang Xiong, and Mrs. Gwen Ohmit 
listen to Craig Rancher and Ron Dickey, S-W employees. 

BEGINNING MACHINE SHOP: Don Ireland, Mark Rowe, Jennifer Medsker, 
Mr. Jim Bryson, S-W. (Back Row:) Christopher Whisler, David Dixon, 
Jamie Wilkerson, and Mr. Britt Dickinson. 

WELDING CLASS: Mr. Dave Cruser, Ronny Simpkins, Michael Scott, 
Devin Warren, Mr. Dick Pufahl, S-W; John Kroeger, and Mr. Chuck 
Warmoth, S-W. 



Serving Customers and the 

Senior Stephen Suess displays the Prelude Award he 
won in Composition. 

Congratulationi to ZJech *J4iqh School 




Only five years old and obviously high on Tech already, Melinda Olmsted 
serves as an unofficial mascot for the Titan basketball teams. Melinda attends 
most of the home games and is always ready to ROOT for Tech. 








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Mark Howe receives the Ella Sengenberger Scholarship for distinguished 
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his portrait. 

James Leisring reflects on the swimming team while his cousin Michelle Bates 
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High Tech, the theme of 
the 1985 Arsenal Cannon 
yearbook, was chosen based 
upon the concept's current 
emphasis in our society. 
The entire staff read the 
book "Megatrends," by 
John Naisbitt, in which he 
identifies "high tech" and 
the need for a compensatory 
"high touch" as one of the 
ten major trends shaping 
our world today. The theme 
seemed particularly ap- 
propriate for a technical 
school such as ours. And, 
the theme suggested design 
possibilities which have 
been incorporated into the 

Our special thanks go to 
alumnus Larry Jones who 
did the final design work on 
our cover. Also, we are 

grateful to Indianapolis ar- 
tist, K. P. Singh. Mr. Singh 
has graciously allowed us to 
use, on our division pages, 
cuts from an original, 
limited-edition print which 
he created, under a commis- 
sion from the Tech Alumni 
Association. It is our belief 
that his striking work ex- 
emplifies the ideal balance 
between the highly technical 
and the highly personal. 

Volume 71 of the Arsenal 
Cannon was published 
under contract with the 
Newsfoto Publishing Com- 
pany of San Angelo, Texas. 
The 500 copies printed were 
computer typeset using 
Newsfoto's Typevision and 
Indexvision software 
packages. Input to these 
programs was via an IBM 

PC with dual-sided, dual disk 

Main headlines are set in 
30 pt. Melior type 
throughout the book. Sub- 
headings are in 18 pt. Melior 
type. Division page 
headings appear in 48 pt. 
Orbit. Page numbers are in 
24 pt. Orbit with folios in 10 
pt. Korinna Bold. Body copy 
is set in 10 pt. Korinna with 
captions in 8 pt. Korinna. 
The book was Smythe sewn 
and contains 192 pages of 
80 lb. enamel paper. 

Root Photography of 1 131 
West Sheridan Road, 
Chicago, IL took all of the 
senior, faculty, and group 
pictures. Inter-State Studio 
of 3500 Snyder Ave., 
Sedalia, MO took the 

underclass portraits. Stu- 
dent photographers con- 
tributed many of the candid 
shots. Our sincere gratitude 
goes to the Root staff in 
Chicago and especially to 
Ray Dobbs, Richard Dickus, 
and Clarence Downey. 

Appreciation is extended 
to Mr. Dick Kennard, our 
Newsfoto representative, 
and to his wife Lois who 
were always ready to help 
us in any way. 

And a special commenda- 
tion to John Kern, our com- 
puter expert, whose per- 
sonal touch made our first 
attempt at using high tech 
computer technology to 
publish a yearbook much 
less frightening and much 
more enjoyable. 




Abbett. Anthony 33. 34. 38, 39. 123 

Abbott. Lori 141 

Adams. Bradley 131 

Adams. David 141 

Adams. Glenn 43. 162 

Adams. Mechial 93. 141 

Administration 152. 153 

Ads 168 

Aguilera. Norma 47. 58. 70. 130. 131. 139 

Akers, Brian 131 

Alcorn. Gregory 26. 32, 46. 48. 123 

Alexander. James 141 

Alexander. Phillip 25. 123 

Alexander. Richard 91 

Alexander. Tammy 43. 47. 58, 70, 130, 131 

Alford. Eric 63. 141 

Allen. |ames 55. 123 

Allen. Jeff 63. 101. 141 

Allen. Richard 161 

Allen. Roosevelt 131 

Allen. Timothy 52. 64, 65. 123 

Alsup. Regina Ill 

Amend. Patricia 89. 160 

Anderson. Deborah 123 

Anderson. Donna 166 

Anderson. |acqueline 39, 123 

Anderson, lames 123 

Anderson. Kecia 141 

Anderson. Robert 123 

Anderson. Tracy 131 

Anderson. Tracy M 123 

Apostolakis. Alexander 141 

Armstrong. Tammy 123 

Arnold. |effrey 131 

Arnott. Dennis 28. 60. 123 

Arnott. Kevin 28. 30. 46. Ill 

Arrington. Stephan 91 

Art Club 31 

Arthur. Lora 43. 123 

Arthur. Roger 131 

Asberry. Deanna 131 

Asher. Lisa 44 

Asher. Paula 141 

Asher. Peggy 141 

Atwell. Brian 141 

Ausbrooks. Aaron 33. 35, 36. 37. 1 1 1 

Austin. Andra 123 

Austin. Shirlene 131 

Auxiliary Staff 166. 167 

Back. Theresa Ill 

Bacon. Ann 141 

Bacon. Carla Ill 

Badger. Donna 166 

Baer. |oseph Ill 

Bailey. Carmen 131 

Bailey. |ala 131 

Bailey. Paul 123 

Baker. Mark 29. 33. 131 

Baker. Timothy 30. 38. 131 

Baldwin. Terri 85. 131 

Band 32 

Banks. Charles 141 

Banks. Raymond 131 

Barger. Douglas 131 

Barger. Robert 141 

Barker. Angela 33. 141 

Barkhimer. Raymond Ill 

Barkhimer. Vemon Ill 

Barnes. Adrian 123 

Barnes. Cheryl 166 

Barnes. Damien 123 

Bames. Mark 33. 131 

Bamett. |ody 46. 47. 131 

Barrett. Margaret 166 

Barton. |ames 53. 63, 141 

Barton, Latonya 141 

Barton. Slacey 123 

Barton. Steven 131 

Bartram. Kathryn 131 

Baseball 68. 69 

Basey. Richard 166 

Basham. Donald 33. 81. 131 

Basham. |ohn 33. 34. 37. 45. Ill 

Baskerville. Steve 123 

Bales. Michele 24. 47. 131. 139. 175 

Battle. Adrian 66. 131 

Bayless. Elizabeth 131 

Bayless. Kenneth 153 

Bayne. Donella 131 

Bays. Angela 131 

Beall. Howard 163 

Beam. Paul 68, 111 

Beamon. Yolanda 24. 131 

Beck. Christopher 123 

Beck, Karon 131 

Beck. Sharon 29. 45. 131 

Beck. Sherri 66. 70. 71. 141 

Beech. Walter 91, 123 

Belk. Shuron 48. 123 

Bell. Angie 25. 39. 131 

Bell. Barbara 44. Ill 

Bell. |ames 60 

Bell. Marva 66. 75. 141 

Bell. Yvonne ill 

Bell Choir 33 

Bellamy. Donna 123 

Bellamy. Peggy 95. 141 

Bellamy. Tammy 131 

Benham. Cassandra 131 

Bennett. |ohn 131 

Benson, |oseph 73. 131 

Berry. Edith 131 

Berry. Samantha 30, 123 

Berry. Shannon 123 

Bertrand, David 141 

Belker. Katherine 123 

Bike Team 28 

Billingsley. Brian 131 

Billups. Latanya 141 

Bilskie. Shelly 141 

Bilskie. Tracy 123 

Bishop. Tricia 141 

Black. Ladonna 123 

Black. Linda 141 

Blackburn. Lynni 131 

Blackledge. Harry 73. 131 

Blackman. Tammy 123 

Blackmon, Maynona Ill 

Blagrave. Steven 42. 64. 123 

Blaine. Misty 26. 27. 46. 48. 123 

Blakey. Elizabeth 33, 35. 39, 131 

Blankenhorn. Duane 153 

Bleill. Virgil 60. 62 

Block-TClub 43 

Bolden. Christine 141 

Bolden. Diane 141 

Bolden. Marsha 141 

Bolden. Sharon 131 

Boles. Lanny 131 

Boling. Michael 131 

Bond, Althea 141 

Boozer, Jeffrey Ill 

Borshoff. |im 156 

Bostic, Barry 131 

Boughner. Diann 70 

Bow. Deanna 123 

Bowles, Joseph 64. 65. 76. 123 

Bowman. Beverly 141 

Bowman. Tony 141 

Boyd. Michelle 141 

Boyd. William 43. 91. Ill 

Boyer. Eddie 163 

Boys Basketball 

Boys Swimming 59 

Boys Tennis 56 

Boys Track 76. 77 

Bradshaw. Martha 156 

Bradt. Mary Ill 

Brady. David 141 

Brain Game 26 

Branch. Donna 57. 66. 70. 131 

Brand. Rhonda 141 

Brandon. Veronica 123 

Brandy. Robin 87 

Braun. Jason 141 

Bray. Dana 131 

Bray. Karen 131 

Bray. William 141 

Breheim. Gretchen 32. 33. 46. 57. 66. 123 

Brewer. Danny 141 

Brewer. Nichole 141. 146. 151 

Brewer. Tammy 141 

Bridgeman. Anita 29. 131 

Bridwell, Michelle 101. 141 

Briner. Mark 32. 33, 35, 103, 111 

Brinkerhoff. Stephen 162 

Brinkley. Allison 24. 33. 141 

Brinkley. Freda 33, 80 

Brinkley. |effery 123 

Brinkman. Louis Ill 

Briscoe. Tammie 84 

Britt. Cynthia 31.44, 111 

Britt, Dawn 30. 31, 131 

Britt. Rene 30 

Britton. Michael 131 

Broadus. Latonya 15. 30. Ill 

Brock. Katherine 131 

Brookins. Kathryn 141 

Brooks. Cheri 45 

Brooks. Dennis 131 

Brooks. Michael 141 

Browder. Diana 141 

Browder. Renea 141 

Brown. Carmen 14. 39. 131. 135 

Brown. Darrell 141 

Brown. Harold 162. 164 

Brown. |ames 141 

Brown. |im 156 

Brown. |oan 154 

Brown. |oseph 156 

Brown, Kenneth 123 

Brown. Kevin 25. 43. 48. 52. 76. 123 

Brown. Latonya 30. 131 

Brown. Lauren 47. 81. 131 

Brown. Lori 123 

Brown. Mark 53, 65, 141 

Brown, Otis 132 

Brown. Robin ... m 

Brown. Ruth 141 

Brown. Traci 141 

Browne. Raymond 31, 157 

Broyles, |enni!er 24. 123 

Brumley. Virginia 111. 170,171 

Bryan. Mark 132, 171 

Bryan, Michael 123 

Bryant. Michelle 123 

Buck. Angela 22. 123 

Buckhalter. Darryl 123 

Buell. |on 28. 123 

Bullock. Lisa ." 49. Ill 

Bundy. Glenn 63. 141 

Bunnell. Anthony 141 

Burch. Noel 132 

Burchfield. Michael 132 

Burdine. Alfred 132 

Burdine. Darryl 26. Ill 

Burgess. Shonda 141 

Burke. Shannon 141 

Burke, Tina 132 

Burl. |ohnny 62. 132 

Burnett. Veronica 141 

Burns, Anthony 55 

Burns, George 132 

Burns, Melissa 132 

Burns, Renee 141 

Burns. Richard 132 

Burton. Patricia 86, 155 

Buses. April 24. Ill 

Bustle. Brian Ill 

Butler. Clifton 132 

Butler. Robert 62. 142 

Butte. Andrew 21. 22, 23. Ill 

Bye. Ilze 160 

Byers. |ames 163 

Byrd. Antonio 123 

Byrd. Michelle 44. Ill 

Camarena. Maria 1 57. 131 

Camerena. Maria L 142 

Cameron. Tracy 32, 33. 35 

Campos. Mickey 123 

Canfield, Glen 45. 123 

Cannon. Ronald 52. 64 

Capps. DeeDee 124 

Capps. Tina 142 

Carlock. Mahlon 153 

Carman. Lori 132 

Carman, Melvin 142 

Carpenter, Mouna 83. 124 

Carroll, Kimberly 132 

Carson, Kathie 142 

Carson. Tina Ill 

Carter. Ann 162 

Carter. Jackie 29. 59. 142, 148 

Carter. )ames 45 

Carter. Jonathan 10. 49. 1 1 1 

Carter. Lloyd 142 

Carter. Ronald 132 

Carter. Scolt 31, 132 

Carver. Lorene 132 

Case. Alice 132 

Catt. Howard 43. 153 

Cecil, Michael 40. 41, 155 

Chadwell, Kenneth 132 

Chaffin, Randall 142 

Chambers. Cheryl 160 

Chapman. David 53. 142 

Chapman. Todd 47. 132 

Charles. Lisa 142 

Chastain. Donna 32. 132 

Cheerleaders 24, 25 

Chenoweth. |ohn 132 

Chestnut. Debby 166 

Chheng. Vanny ill 

Childers. Lonna 124 

Childress. Deborah 124 

Choir 33 

Christy. Anthony 32, 142 

Church, Mary 44. 100. Ill 

Churchwell. Jennie 32. 33. 132 

Churchwell, Michelle 27. 30, 111 

Clark. April 132 

Clark. Chris 68, 124 

Clark, Kevin 132 

Clark, Tracie 142 

Clark, William 132 

Claspell. Lisa 57, 66. 70, 71, 132 

Clayton, Shelly 53, 142 

Clements. |acqueline 29. 124 

demons. Harlan 91 

Cliff. Randy Ill 

Cline, Brian 132 

Cline. Debi 43. 162 

Cline, Ernest 28, 153 

Clubs. Russell 132 

Cobb. Deonna 132 

Cobbs. Roger 124 

Coe. Eric 142 

Coe, |ames 132 

Coleman. D'Ondra . 24, 25, 32. 33. 35, 36. 124, 


Coleman, Scott 132 

Collins, Christopher 124 

Collins, Debra 132 

Collins, Michelle 142 

Collins, Richard 132 

Collins. Robert 157 

Colophon 183 

Combs, Fred 142 

Combs, )ames 132 

Compton, Bernita 142 

Comstock, Diane 154 

Conners, Robert 43, 111 

Connor, Shawn 52, 76, 111 

Constant, Paula 142 

Cook, Beverly 112 

Cook. Calvin 124 

Cooley, Robert 87. 162 

Cooper. |ames 166 

Cooper. |anice 153 

Cooper. Lisa 112 

Copeland. Margie 142 

Corbert. Tammy 132 

Cornett. Warren 53, 142 

Corrie, Larry 142 

Cosby. Curtis 162 

Cottrell. Monica 112 

Couch. Ruth 156 

Council. Patrick 38, 39, 124 

Courtney. Robert 132 

Couse. Angela 142 

Covert. William 124 

Covington. Andre 43. 52, 76 

Cox, Dustin 53. 65, 142 

Cox. Mark 132 

Coy. Lisa 30, 132 

Craft. |ames 33. 132 

Craft. Lesley 124 

Craig. Frank 60. 61. 161 

Craig, S Michael 142 

Crandall, April 142 

Crayton, Omar 142 

Crayton, Shaun 124 

Crenshaw. Maria 112 

Crenshaw. Roy 112 

Critchfield, Kenneth 132 

Crockett. Herbert 142 

Crockett. |ohn 38. 124 

Crockett. Kelly 112 

Crockett. Michelle 48, 124 

Crockett, Steven 38, 142 

Crooke. Robert 162. 164 

Cross Country 54, 55 

Crowe. Betty 160 

Crowe. Nicole 66, 75. 142 

Crowe. Shanna 57, 132 

Cruser, David 163 

Cummings. Robert 33, 39 

Cummins, Ann 44, 155. 164 

Cunningham. Christopher 142 

Curren. Tina 132 

Curry. Shannon 142 

Curtis. Angela 70. 142 

Curtis, Mike 42, 125 

Cutshaw, Lisa 43. 85, 124 

Cwikla. David 132 



Dailey. Paul 69. 124 

Daily. Donald 153. 164 

Dalton. David 132 

Dalton. Philip 91. 112 

Danheiser. Tom 154 

Daniel. Robert 132 

Daniels, Alisha 132 

Daniels. Bonita 112 

Daniels. Richard 38. 124 

Daniels. Scott 43. 142 

Davenport. Kenneth 132 

Davie. Gloria 66. 75. 132 

Davis, Carol 112 

Davis, Cynthia 142 

Davis. Edward 166 

Davis. |anna 142 

Davis. Michael 132 

Davis. Michael D 132. 135 

Davis. Patricia 49.112 

Davis, Richard 15. 27, 29. 30, 124 

Davis, Sharmin 57. 66. 74. 124 

Davis, Vonda 124 

Davis, Zoearline 153 

Daws. Rhonda 24. 44. 49. 112. 119 

Dawson. Henry 166 

Dawson. Nathan 132 

Day. Kevin 112 

Day. Leonard 132 

Dean. Glenda 132 

Debruler, |oseph 43. 58, 59. 73, 132 

DECA 45 

Dela Rosa. Dolores 99. 124 

Deloach. Lucinda 70, 132 

Demmary. Brett 112 

Dennison. Stanley 33. 38. 39 

Depew. James 142 

Devine. Brenda 44. 112 

Devine. Sandra 45, 112 

Devoto. Lisa 142 

Devolo, Patricia 132 

Dill. Terri 58. 133 

Dishman. | Dallas 43. 48. 59. 124. 125 

Dishman, |erry 142 

Dixon. David 142. 171 

Dixon, Kenneth 142 

Dobberthein. Lewellyn 142 

Dodd. Annamaria 142 

Dodd. Anthony 43, 124 

Dodson. Leslie 133 

Dorsey. Terrie 142 

Dotson, Antionette 142 

Dotson. William 32. 133 

Dowdell. Sherri 66. 67, 74, 75. 142 

Dowdell. Terri 33, 66. 74, 75. 142 

Dowdy. Glenn 30. 124 

Drama Club 23 

Duckworth, James 162 

Dugan. Anthony 142 

Dugan. Theresa 112 

Dukate. Sheena 47. 133 

Duke. Nickoi 142 

Dulin. Rod 133 

Dullen. Kim 112 

Dullen. Thomas 133 

Duncan. Nancy 112 

Duncan. Sandra 124. 166 

Dunville. Kenneth 124 

Durbin. |ennifer 133 

Durham. Latonia 142 

Durr. George 156 

Evans, Edward 157 

Evans. Pamela 143 

Evans. Sonia 112 

Evans. Tammy 133 

Evinger. Rose 133 

Frye. Lois 155 

Fugate. |eff 113 

Fuller. |ohn 113 

Fullington Dawn 143 

Fyffe. Ron 75 

Eads. Ellen 160 

Ealy. Vaniessa 166 

Early. Christie 72, 112, 171 

Easley. |acqueline 124 

Easley. Mark 124 

Eaton. Bryan 52 

Eaton. Darin 38. 39 

Edmonds. George 31 

Edmondson. James 143 

Edwards. Blanche 112 

Edwards. |ames 133 

Ege. Tina 124 

Egeler. May 143 

Elliott. Anthony 15 

Elliott. Byron 133 

Elliott. Malinda 143 

Elliott. Monique 33. 133 

Ellis. Antoinette 38. 143 

Ellis. Eustace 124 

Ellis. Harold 133 

Elmore. Sam 64 

Embry. Edward 133 

Engels. Nickolas 33. 35. 36 

England. Deatra 33. 112 

Enoch. |eny 112 

Esteb. Tammy 124 

Euliss. Deanne 133 

Evans. Anthony 124 

Evans. Curtis 62. 133 

Evans. D. Reid 43. 162 

Faceson. lames 143 

Faculty 154 

Fahrenkamp. |ames 133 

Fall Play 20.21 

Farmer. Tina 45. 124 

Farrow. Charles 49. 112 

Caddie. Andrew 113 

Gage. Ernestine 166 

Gamble, Kimberly 143 

Gamble. Michael 125 

Garces. Gaston 143 

Garcia. Christopher 15, 22, 29. 33. 143 

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Faulkner. Richard 143 

Faust. Tammy 15. 38. 133 

FCA 28 

Feigert. |udith 156 

Felix. Bemice 11, 47 

Felix. Martha 113 

Ferguson. Andrea 133 

Ferguson, Charles 133 

Ferguson. Dawn 24, 70. 143 

Ferguson. Sheila 166 

Ferguson. William 27. 65. 133 

Ferry. Robert 124 

Fields. Cedric 113 

Fields. Norsie 76. 113 

Finch. David 20, 21. 39. 113 

Finch. Kenneth 143 

Fine. Serine 29. 154 

Finkton. Denise 143 

Finley. Melba 133 

Finley. Pamela 113 

Firsich. |oseph 133 

Fisher. Allen 62. 124 

Flanagan. Alice 162 

Flanagan. William 52. 124 

Flanigan, Debra 11. 24, 143 

Flanigan. Leona 24, 33, 44, 48. 124 

Flanigan. Terry 124 

Flannery. Cordila 133 

Flinchum. Mary 133 

Flowers, |ason 28. 43. 46. 49. 60. 113. 191 

Folgers. David 124 

Folgers. Keith 143 

Folson. Tina 47. 130. 133. 139 

Football 52, 53 

Footman. Gene 133 

Ford. George 124 

Ford. Kenneth 143 

Ford. Robert 154, 164 

Ford. Von 124 

Foreman. Jeffrey 113 

Foster. Melinda 124 

Foster. Timothy 143 

Fought. Angela 22. 113 

Fouts. Craig 166 

Fowlkes. Sharon 27. 124 

Fowlkes. Tyrone 143 

Franklin. Carloin 114 

Franklin. Darrell 27, 124 

Franklin, |oe 113 

Franklin. L C 80 

Franklin. Robert 53. 63. 143 

Frederick. Traci 124 

Freeman, |oyce 121. 155 

Freeman. Marquise 76 

French. Feddie 133 

French Club 29 

Freshmen 140 

Frye, Andre 63. 143 

Garland. Tanaka 143 

Garnett. |une 43. 162. 164 

Garrette. Timothy 113 

Garvin, Charla 143 

Garvin, Darryl 8 

Gaughan. Barbara 143 

Gavin. Leah 44. 49. 1 13 

Gayhart. Teresa 125 

George. David 63. 68, 155 

George. David |r 68. 69 

Gholson. Sandra 134 

Gibbs. Carl 144 

Gibson. Marshall 134 

Gibson, Rochelle 25. 125 

Gibson, Samuel 26. 125 

Gilbert. Chenita 144 

Gilbert. Derek 144 

Gilbert. Keith 125 

Gilbert. Stanley 62. 125 

Gilliam. |oseph 134 

Gilmore. Wayne 134 

Gilpin. Brenda 166 

Gimbel. |ohn 69 

Gimbel. Michelle 24 

Girkey. Lisa 134 

Girls Basketball 66. 67 

Girls Swimming 58 

Girls Tennis 72 

Girls Track 74. 75 

Givens. Honey 125. 190 

Givens. |erry 27. 32. 144 

Glaser. |ames *. 144 

Glendening. James 134 

Glover. James 134 

Glover. Kenneth 43. 91. 113 

Glover. Kimberly 91. 113 

Glover, Monica 33. 144 

Godwin. Robert 42 

Goines. Tammy 32. 33, 113 

Coins, Kenneth 43 

Golf 73 

Goliah. Keith 119 

Gonder, Joseph 113 

Gonzales. Gloria 45, 125 

Gonzalez. Lucia 154 

Goode. Hobert 166 

Goodlow. |ohn 38. 52. 125 

Goodmon. Angela 144 

Goodnight. Bernard 134 

Goodrum. Alice 20, 22. 154 

Goodrum. Camille . . 8. 10. 20. 21. 22, 113, 116 

Goolsby. Beth 134 

Gordon. Mark 134 

Gore. John 52 

Gorman. Tonya 125 

Goshen. Mark 27 

Goss. |ohn 166 

Gowdy. Tony 28. 62. 125 

Grady. Crystal 134 

Graham. Tracy 27, 32. 33. 144 

Grant. Lisa 144 

Graves. Roger 134 

Grayer. Melissa 44. 113 

Greer. Rochelle 113 

Gregg. Angela 134 

Cregor> Charles II l."i 

Grever. Lenora Rene 24. 134 

Griffin. Corey 63. 144 

( Iriffin. Percy 53 

Griffin, Yvonda 125 

Griffith. Rhonda 45. 125 

Griffith. Ronald 134 

Griggs. James 144 

Griggs. Terry 144 

Grimmitt. Yonna 134 

Grimsley. Amy 28. 29. 32. 33. 103, i:*4 

Grimsley. Curt 32.33.35,46,91. 103. 113 

Grinter. Larry 144 

Guerin, Cynthia 113 

Guernsey. Edward 31 

Guess. William 155 

Gunyon, Kristine 125 

Gunyon, William 144 

Guy. LaRobert Andre 22, 42. 144 

Guymon, Billy 54. 55. 1 13 

Guymon, Kimberly 125 

Haak. Maria 43. 58. 125 

Hacker. Paul 144 

Hafley. Glen 144 

Hagan. John 114 

Hagan. Letha 144 

Hagedorn. Amy 9. 125 

Hagedorn. Rhonda 114 

Hager. Alan 122 

Hager. Bertha 24 

Hahn. Margaret 154 

Hairston. Tanya 162 

Halbert. Diane 114 

Hale. Charles 160 

Hale. Hester 154 

Hall. Tommy 65 

Hamilton. |udith 153 

Hamilton. Randy 134. 171 

Ham mans. Mike 45, 125 

Hampl, David 125 

Hampton. Robert 114 

Hampton. Tammy 144 

Hancock. |ames 144 

Hannon. Terry 44. 114 

Hansen. Rickey 31. 114 

Hardiman. Emmett 154. 164 

Hardin. Cathy 44 

Harding, Valerie 114 

Hardister. Remitha 134 

Harger. Deana 27, 40. 41. 42. 46. 48. 80. 97. 
125. 176 

Hargrow. Charles 134 

Hargrow. Shawn 144 

Harlin, Erica 134 

Harlin, Lamonte 14, 114 

Harper. Donald 125 

Harper. Jeff 166 

Harpold. Dallene 166 

Harrell. Clyde 134 

Harris. Alisa 114 

Harris. |eanette 97 

Harris. Jerome 144 

Harris. Larry 125 

Harris, Mansfield 94, 125 

Harris, Robert C 144 

Harris, Robert L 63. 76, 144 

Harris, Ronald 162 

Harrod. William 162 

Harry. Charles 153 

Hart. Robert 134 

Hart. Shawn 144 

Hartley. Letha 144 

Hartwell. Stephen 134 

Harvey. Mark 35, 114 

Harvey. Reginald 125 

Haskins, Isaac 134 

Hastings. Alicia 114 

Hatten. Carwander 57. 66. 75. 144 

Hawkins. James 65. 144 

Hawkins, Lora 70. 130. 134 

Hawkins. Michelle 144 

Haynes. Melissa 33. 80. 134 

Hazelrigg. Timothy 144 

Heath. Frankie 134 

Hedges. Carla 134 

Hedges, Fredrick 144, 146 

Hedgespeth. Lamont 48. 125 

Heitkamp. Kim 134 

Helms. Cheryl 134 

Henderson. Natalie 5. 66. 67. 74. 75. 144 

Henley. Sharon 134 

Hensley, Gregory 134 



Henson, Annette 103, 125 

Henson, Kimberly 114, 171 

Henson, Sonja 57, 66, 70, 144 

Hention, Dwuna 144 

Herron, James 44,114 

Hess, Penny 24, 103, 114 

Hester, Patricia 114 

Hickman, Ernest 134 

Hickman. Rachel 134 

Hicks, (esse 134 

Hicks, Sandra 114 

Hill. Hyland 166 

Hill, Robert 52, 114 

Hillenburg, Carla 144 

Hinkle, |ames 144 

Hinton, Bryan 31. 125 

Hiser, Lynette 10. 18, 45. 99, 114 

Hite, Teresa 29, 134 

Hobbs, Dawn . 15, 22, 23, 24, 29, 32, 33, 34, 46. 
47, 72. 134 

Hobbs, Kenneth 126 

Hobbs. Ryan 134 

Hobbs. William 58. 59. 134 

Hoch, Kristin 58, 144 

Hockersmith. Sherry 134 

Hodgens, Sandra 126 

Hodges. Gareth 39. 134 

Hodges, Tonna 144 

Hodson, David 126 

Hoffman, Marilyn 156 

Holcomb, Berniece 27, 40, 144 

Holland, Anthony 144 

Holland, Lisa 126 

Holliday, Alma 115 

Holliday, Patrick 53, 76, 144 

Hollins, Lashonna 33, 86, 144 

Holmes, Ernest 91. 161 

Holt, [eanette 45 

Home Economics Club 30 

Hon, David 157 

Hon, Jennifer 24, 43, 47. 69, 130, 134 

Honeycutt, Clinton 32, 33, 35, 140, 144 

Hoopingarner. Sherry 144 

Hopkins, Tammie 144 

Hostetter, Karen 10, 115 

House, Regina 134 

Howard, Corey 134 

Howard, David 144 

Howard, Garlan 157 

Howard, Horace 31 

Howard, Levern 126 

Howard, Mark 31, 92, 115 

Howard, Melissa 30 

Howard, Patrick 144 

Howe, Mark 174 

Howes. Ron 166 

Hubbard, Ann 24, 48, 68, 98. 126. 127 

Huber, Miriam 160 

Hudson, Angela 30, 33, 35, 134 

Hudson, Earl 144 

Huggins, Roselyn 40, 144, 176 

Hughes, Lasandra 25, 39, 134 

Hughes, Leigh 145 

Human Relations Council 30 

Humphrey, Darrel 52, 126 

Humphrey. Jocelyn 134 

Humphrey. Kasandra 145 

Humphrey, Keith 145 

Hunt. Janice 84 

Hunt, Tonya 115 

Hunter, Cathy 145 

Hurley, Bernadette 45 

Hurley, Monica 151, 176 

Hurrle. John 64, 161 

Hurt. Tonia 48, 126 

Hutson, Larry 145 

Hyatt, Gordon 33, 64. 97, 115 

Hyche. Fredrick 126 

Ingle. Glindon 9. 64. 91. 115, 176 

Ingram. Charri 145 

Ingram, Crystal 33, 145 

Inman, James 68 

Ireland. Don 64, 134, 171 

Ireland, Ronald 27, 28, 81. 156 

Jackson, Angela 91, 145 

Jackson, Bernard 166 

Jackson, Cynthia 115 

lackson, Deane 126 

Jackson, Rick 53 

Jackson, Virginia 40, 82, 143, 155. 176 

Jahnke, Susan 66. 67, 161 

jajuga, John 134 

lajuga, Paul .• 115 

lamerson, Arbie 166 

Jamerson, Mark 52, 134 

Jarboe. Kimberly 145 

lefferson. Shona 134 

lefferson. Tonya 115 

Jeffries, Herman 166 

Jeffries, Mary Alice 88, 166 

Jenkins, Darrell 33, 134 

lenkins, Deborah 91, 115 

Jenkins, Lisa 145 

Jennings, Duane 115 

Jennings, Shelia 126 

JETS 26 

jett, Charles 134 

jett. Edith 126 

Jewell, Bridget 24, 39, 126 

Joerendt, Zula 164 

Johnfauno, Jennifer 44, 49, 115 

|ohns, Regina 145 

Johnson, Alice 155. 164 

Johnson, Bonnie 145 

Johnson, Cynthia 89, 145 

Johnson, Denise 30, 134 

Johnson, Erick 134 

Johnson, Felecia 126 

Johnson, Fred 166 

Johnson, Kathleen 24. 47, 135. 175 

Johnson, Linda 44, 115 

Johnson, Lonnie 32, 33 

Johnson, Marsha 24, 39 

Johnson, Natasha 145 

Johnson, Norma 162 

lohnson, Roy 163 

Johnson, Sean 32, 135 

Johnson, Sheila 145 

Johnson, Shirley 115 

Johnson. Terry 32, 65, 135 

Johnson, Thomas 31 

Johnson, Traci 126 

Jones. Alice 166 

Jones, Anna 115 

Jones, Bobbie 135 

Jones, Bonnie 166 

Jones, Carl 135 

Jones, Carol 33, 145 

|ones, Damon 145 

Jones, Diane 145 

Jones. Elizabeth 126 

Jones. Jeffery 126 

Jones. Kevin 115 

Jones. Robert 135 

Jones. Shelli 115 

Jones. Shirley 135 

Jones, Terry 167 

Jones, Wendy 31, 33, 135 

Jordan, Donald 125, 126 

Jordan, Kimberly 24. 33, 135 

Jordan, Lisa 33 

Journey, Stephanie 126 

Judkins, Larry 135 

Judkins, Laura 135 

Jump. Rollin E 153, 160 

Junior Council 48 

luniors 122 

|urgesmeyer, Aaron 69. 135 

Kanouse, John 97, 156 

Kanouse, Steven 42. 83, 126 

Kaufman. Donald 27, 145 

Kavanaugh. Michelle 135 

Keel. Morris 167 

Keith. Tim 91, 115 

Keithley, James 126 

Keller, Leo 126 

Keller. Steven 43, 91, 115 

Kelley, Kevin 145 

Kelly, Frederick 153 

Kelly, Jacqueline 135 

Kelsey, Teresa 145 

Kendall, Adam 167 

Kendall, Sharon 115 

Kennedy, Benita 66 

Kennedy, Tammy 145 

Kern, |ohn 167 

Key. Constance 115 

Keys. Angel Marie 31, 126 

King, Dean 47, 135 

King, Diane 167 

King, Kevin 45 

King, Shawnda 145 

King, Teresa 135 

Kinney, Jack 145 

Kinser, Paul 162 

Kirk, Lisa 126 

Kirsch, Arthur 26, 157 

Kleine, Julius 55, 73, 161 

Knapp, Evelyn 167 

Knoll. Tina 135 

Knowles, Kevin 135 

Knue. Francis 57, 64, 65, 76, 161 

Kroeger, John 39, 43, 135, 171, 176 

Kuhlmeyer, James 135 

Kuhlmeyer, Robert 115 

Kunz, Patsy 160 

LaFollette, Rhonda 143. 148. 151 

Lafollette, Tammy 115 

Latin Club 29 

Lauderman, Julie 42. 146 

Laudig. Robert 146 

Laudig. Tammy 135 

Lawson. Bryant 146 

Lawson. |ohn 135 

Lawson. Judy 135 

Lawson. Lee 135 

Lay, Christina 126 

Lay, Tammy 146 

Leach, Ruth 46, 115 

Leakes, Juan 146 

Ledford, Carl 146 

Lee, Barbara 153 

Lee. Harvey 33, 34 

Lee, Joana 146 

Lee. |oseph 126 

Lehman, Arnold 74, 75, 156 

Leininger, Michael 126 

Leisring, Jame^ 15, 91, 114, 116, 117, 175 

Lenoir, Regina 146 

Levell, Kimberly 146 

Leveringston, Cherrae 146 

Lewis, Alisha 25, 135 

Lewis, Anthony 126 

Lewis, Deborah 135 

Lewis. Gina 166 

Lewis. John 26. 154, 164 

Lewis, Kimberly 23, 24. 43, 47, 135 

Lewis, Mable 32, 33, 157 

Lewis, Mary 135 

Lewis, Neila 126 

Life, Elaine 160 

Lightfoot, Tammi 8 

Lindow, Kathleen 166 

Lingenfelter, Cheryl . 20, 21, 22, 23, 33, 34, 35, 


Littell, Patricia 167 

Littlejohn. James 57, 64, 65. 116. 168 

Livingston, Brian ... 26, 27, 32, 33, 46. 48. 126 

Lloyd, Cedric 136 

Lloyd, Christopher 146 

Lloyd, Dennis 146 

Lloyd, Duane 146 

Lockard, Stephen 29, 126 

Locke, David 126 

Locke, Randolph 27. 126 

Lofton. Willie 52, 116 

Logan, Cheryl 46, 48 

Logan, Robert 28, 43, 60, 61 

Logsdon, Mark 116 

Lomax, Dionne 146 

Long. Lorri 146 

Lookebill. Kim 116 

Lovan. Tonya 146 

Love. Antonio 116 

Love. Daphne 146 

Love, Lorraine 24, 44, 49, 116 

Love, Raymond 65 

Lovelace, Clifton 162 

Lowe, David 42 

Lowe, John 129 

Loyal, Richard 167 

Lucas, Michael 60, 116 

Lufcy, Robert 42, 126, 128 

Lunceford, Bonita 24. 95. 146 

Lundgren. Shirley 161 

Lutes, Timothy 136 

Lyles, Annette 27, 45, 116 

Lyles, Jacqueline 30, 126 

Lynch, Melinda 146 

Lynch, Tina 30, 58, 136 

Lynn, Ronald 68, 69 

MacDonald. Aaron 32, 33, 38, 146 

MacDonald, Edwin ... 7, 20, 26, 27, 32, 33, 46, 


Madden, David 116 

Madrigal Dinner 34, 35 

Mahone, David 136 

Mahone, Mark 146 

Mahone, Sonja 146 

Maier, Delia 40, 82, 126. 176 

Maillard, Mary 154 

Majorettes 24 

Mancillas, Celia 146 

Mandrell. Lee 31 

Manka, Mary Lou 57, 161 

Mannan. Carole 160 

Manning. Dorothy 167 

Mansfield, Sandra 146 

Marable, Aretha ... 15. 22. 24, 25, 49, 115, 116 

Marcum, Carole 167 

Markey. Kirk 136 

Markey, Thomas 56, 116 

Marks, John 52. 60, 136 

Marlow. Ricky 116 

Marsh, Cynthia 22, 23, 24, 29, 46, 47, 136 

Marsh, Daniel 136, 171 

Marshall, Lewis 153 

Martin, Charles 126 

Martin, Cherise 126 

Martin. Cheryl 116 

Martin. Christopher 8. 33. 107. 136 

Martin. David 33. 35. 136 

Martin, Dorothy 126 

Martin, Ellen 155 

Martin, Raymond 33, 35, 36, 37 

Martinez, Javier 147 

Martinez, Jose 147 

Mason, Donald 156 

Mason. Roosevelt 87, 126 

Massey. Douglas 64, 91. 126 

Massie, Darius 126 

Massingale. Melissa 147 

Math Club 27 

Mathis, Sandra 147 

Matlock. Virginia 114, 116 

Matthews, Shawna 116 

Maxwell, Joyce 167 

Maxwell, Patricia 160 

May, James 156 

McAfee. Angelyn 41, 97 

McAtee, Bryant 52, 116 

McBride, Judith 23, 154 

McBuddy, Rita 126 

McCall, Stacy 32, 70, 147 

McCarthy. Machelle 33. 147 

McCarty, Jacqueline 136 

McCarty, Lowell 163, 164 

McCombs, Sandra 136 

McCombs, Stephanie 147 

McCormick. Wayne 26, 30, 38, 39 

McCreary, William 47, 133, 155 

McCuistion. Cheri 32. 33, 35, 101, 126 

McDaniel, James 156 

McDivitt, Danyl 47, 58. 59, 136 

McDonald, Lisa 24 

McDuffie, Latonda 43 

McDuffie, Leah 126 

McFarland. Bernita 147 

McFarland, Brondon 52, 126 

McGaha, Angela 136 

McGaha. William 45, 116 

McGeath, Bruce 55, 156 

McGee, Lorei . 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 33, 34, 40. 41. 
46, 47, 136, 176 

McGee. Ronda 30 

McGeehan, |oseph 9, 153, 157, 186 

McGill, Michael 147 

McGlaughlin, Michael 147 

McGIaughlin, Patrick 126 



McGoldrick. Candy 147 

McGregor, Angenette 136 

McGregor, Anthony 126 

McGregor. Christie 116 

McGuire, Kenneth . . . 41, 48. 69. 122. 127, 176 

McKenney. Marsha 136 

McKenney. Robert 10, 116 

McKinney, Eric 15, 147 

McKinnion, Tamara 147 

McMillan, Ann 161 

McNeely. Melanie . 21, 22, 24, 46, 49, 116, 165 

McQueary, Shelby 162, 164 

McRee. Kenneth 53, 147 

McVay, Cheryl 44. 155 

Meadows, Paul 147 

Means, Patti 97, 127 

Medsker, Jennifer 147, 171 

Mefford. Sandra 147 

Mehringer, |ohn 32, 65, 136 

Mehringer, Norma Janie 116 

Melton, Sherry 147 

Melvin, Daniel 136 

Melvin, David 127 

Mencer. Mark 97 

Mencer, Michael 69 

Mendel, Walter 162 

Mercer, Dane 136 

Mercer, Wayne 147 

Merrifield, Mark 136 

Merritt, Laura 136 

Messer, Stephanie 147 

Mexner, Laura 44, 116 

Meyer, David 147 

Meyer. Robert 89, 153, 156 

Meyers, Kimberly 136 

Michaelis, Laura 117 

Mickens, Teresa 8, 136 

Middlebrooks, Denita 39, 47, 66, 136 

Miedema, Kurt 136 

Miessen, Frederick 163 

Miles, Michael 127 

Miles, Michelle 147 

Miles, Rhonda 57, 66, 67, 127 

Miles, Thelma 156 

Miller, Dave 147 

Miller, Diane 44, 117 

Miller, Donna 136 

Miller, Dorthea 147 

Miller, Dwayne 53 

Miller. Sharon 24. 33, 49, 117 

Miller, Shelley 88, 136 

Miller, Steven 10, 43. 52. 112. 117. 171 

Miller, Vera 88, 162, 167 

Miller, William 65, 76, 77. 147 

Milligan. Melissa 117. 121 

Mimms, Cecilia 66, 70 

Minardo, Gary 147 

Mindach, Jane 167 

Mindach, Steven 147 

Miner, |ohn 156 

Minh. Kiau 147 

Mini-Mag 104 

Mink, Robin 147, 151 

Minks, Stanley 23, 153, 154 

Mires, James 147 

Mitchell, George 147 

Mitchell, Irene 137 

Mitchell. Ronald 147 

Model U.N 46 

Moeller, Helen 160 

Molina, Thelma 137 

Montgomery, Cornell 127 

Montgomery. Shellnal 137 

Moody, Debbie 117 

Moore, Geneva 147 

Moore, Kenneth (Kenny) . 7, 48, 125. 127, 176 

Moore. Ladana 47, 130, 137 

Moore, Lisa 70. 137 

Moore. Phillip 11, 62. 137 

Moore. Reginald 65, 147 

Moore, Sharon 166 

Moore, Sherri 42, 57, 127, 176 

Moore, Theresa 137 

Moore, Torina 137 

Moorman, Carey 137 

Moorman, Richard 147 

Moorman, Timothy 147 

Morales, Anastacio 147 

Moran, Etta 155 

Morris, Janice 44, 117 

Morris, John 147 

Morris, Raquel 85 

Morton, Sharrell 117 

Motley. George 147 

Motley. Rita 137 

Moulder, Cynthia 137 

Mueller, Donald 54. 55. 65 

Muex. Melvina 147 

Muhammad, Khalilah 75 

Muir. Chester 167 

Mullennax. |ohn 162 

Mumaw, Joel 32. 33. 35. 127 

Munsey, Jeffrey 137 

Murkison, James 29. 32. 33, 35, 47, 137 

Murphy, Bert 137 

Murphy, Clarence 161, 164 

Murphy, Harry ... 18, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 46, 48, 


Murphy, William 163 

Murray, Ralph 147 

Musgrove, Kathy 137 

Musgrove, Kristopher 137 

Musical 36, 37 

Myers, Devon 147 

Myers, Sarah 27, 147 

Napier, Darrin 44, 116, 117 

Nation, Kevin 147 

Near, Barbara 160 

Neely, Keith Darren 62, 137 

sleese, William 38, 147 

Mewman, Ronald 137 

Newspaper 42 

SJFL 22 

Noel, Vickie 160 

Nolan, Kenneth 31, 93 

Noland, Lisa 44 

Noland, Margie 147 

Norman, William 32, 52. 53, 164 

Norris. Kenneth 147 

Northcross. Chester 15 

Norton, Michael 43, 52. 60 

O'Conner, Larry 147 

O'Neal, Charles 160, 167 

O'Neal, Steven 15, 33, 34, 36, 40, 127 

O'Neill. David 117 

Ocasio. Tonya 137 

OEA 44 

Ohmit. Gwen 5, 155, 171 

Oldham, Donald 153 

Oliphant. Wendy 117 

Oliver, |ames 137, 171 

Ollanketo. Lisa 58, 147 

Olmsted, Melinda 173 

Ontiveros, Mercedes 148 

Orchestra 33 

Osborne, Douglas 137 

Osbourn, Shelia 137 

Oscarson, Paul 160, 163 

Oskins, Sean 137 

Ottinger, Jerry 117 

Oum, Rim 127 

Owen. Gordon 162 

Palmer Donald 167 

Pardue, Sherry 127 

Parker, Anna 156 

Parker. Robert 127 

Parker. Venus 127 

Parks, Marion 57, 148 

Parks, Paul 167 

Parks, Shelonda 117 

Parrett, Sharon 153 

Parrott, Michael 38, 39, 52, 117 

Parsley, Charla 148 

Parsley. Darla 148 

Patrick, Ronald 45. 117 

Patron Ads 183 

Patterson, Kimberly 24, 137 

Patton. Annette 117 

Patton, Samantha 148 

Patton, Timeka 148 

Paul, Charles 148 

Payne, Pamela 94, 127 

Payton, Scott 32. 33, 55. 127 

Pendergraph. Therese 33 

Penn. Peggy 155 

Pennington. Rose 148 

Pepper. Annetra 148 

Perry. Angela 31 

Perry. Lucille 137 

Perry. Scott 148 

Pettigrew, Sheila 4, 44. 117 

Phares, Pamela 148 

Phelps. Donald 148 

Phelps. Joyce 137 

Phelps, Michael 48, 60, 68, 127 

Phelps, Ronald 117 

Phillips, David 137 

Pierce. Robert 68. 117 

Pierson. Mary 127 

Piety, Alison 11 24. 48, 68, 127 

Pittman, Stephen 25, 33, 43, 48. 52, 127 

Poindexter, Tammi 48 

Poison, David 148 

Polston. Royce 148 

Pond, Tami 48 

Pool. Bernadine 167 

Poole. Kenneth 162, 163 

Popplewell, Elbert 167 

Porter, Gwyan 148 

Porter, John 166 

Porter, Shaneise 148 

Porter, Shannon 148 

Porter. Tawana 127 

Posey, Mona 148 

Pounds, Patricia 40, 140. 148, 176 

Poventud, Erik 56, 64, 137 

Powell, Darlene 32, 33, 47. 58, 70, 137 

Powell, Donna 148 

Powell. Manolito 68 

Powell. Sandra 127 

Powell. Tina 10, 116, 117 

Pranger, Donald 117 

Pranger. Robert 117 

Prather, Paul 33, 34, 157, 164 

Pratt. Michelle . . 23. 25. 33. 34, 35, 36, 37, 107, 


Price, James 69, 148 

Price, Richard (|MHS| 91 

Price, Tina 117, 191 

Price. Wendrel 31, 157 

Proctor, Floyd 148 

Proctor. Raynell 137 

Proffitt. Dawn 148 

Pruett. Brenda 35, 118 

Pruett, Lindy 30, 160 

Pruitt, Marcia 148 

Pruitt, Ricky 148 

Pryor, Laura 33, 149 

Pugh, Casey 118 

Purvis, Brent 15, 27, 137 

Purvis, Fabian 15, 27, 118 

Purvis, Ollie 149 

Quails. Brian 127 

Queen, David 137 

Quintero, Edward 10 

Raia. Robert 26, 28. 31, 118 

Raines, Dorris 162 

Ramsey, John 26, 43 

Ramsey. Kimberly 32, 55, 70 

Ramsey, Scott 32, 33, 65, 69. 137 

Ramsey. Todd 149 

Raney, Janell 70. 137 

Raney, Rex 118 

Ransom, Natalie 155 

Ray. Brenda 33 

Ray, Carolyn 153, 164 

Raymer, Kelly 137 

Raymer, Kimberly 149 

Rea. Steven 137 

Redmond. Stephanie 149 

Reed. A. Ray 152, 164, 165 

Reed, Edith 160 

Reed. Lafayette 52, 64, 65, 76, 161 

Reed, Tammy 118 

Reedy. Gary 43, 52, 127 

Reeves, Airrenette 127 

Reier, Donna 160 

Renfro, Melissa 44, 118 

Reno, Steven 127 

Reuter. Karen 149 

Rexroat. Oliver 137 

Reyna. Gonzalo 69, 149 

Rhodes, Anita 118 

Rhodes, Chandre 149 

Rhodes. Patty 137 

Rice. Charles 55 

Richardson. Dwaine 53, 63. 149 

Richardson, Glen 167 

Richardson, Layna 149 

Ridenour, Tammy 149 

Riggs. Jesse 149 

Riley. William 160 

Ripberger. Elizabeth 149 

Rivers, Thomas 167 

Robbins, Gloria 167 

Robbins, Katherine |Kathy| 149 

Robbins, Patrick 118 

Roberts, Daniel 52. 137 

Roberts. Edward 32. 149 

Roberts. Michael 33. 34. 35. 118 

Robertson, Andrew 26, 149 

Robertson, Eric 137 

Robertson, Lewis 155 

Robins, Tracey 137 

Robinson, Angela 30. 44. 118 

Robinson. Beverly 166 

Robinson. Chalisa 149 

Robinson, Christie 44, 46. 118 

Robinson, Donald 56, 156 

Robinson, Elnora 30 

Robinson, |effrey 52 

Robinson, jerry 39. 127 

Robinson. Lori 118 

Robinson, Markyta 128 

Robinson. Richard 38. 39, 137 

Robinson. Terry 128 

Rogers, Dawn 4, 40. 44. 118 

Rork. Lee 167 

Rosales, Daniel 68. 69, 137 

Rose, David 162 

Rose, Steven 28, 43, 60. 61, 128, 191 

Ross. Carla 137 

ROTC 38. 39 

Rowe, Elizabeth 149 

Rowe, Gary 149 

Rowe. Mark 171 

Royalty, Kim 101, 149 

Royston, Cheryl 84 

Rude, Charles 166 

Rush, Brent 118 

Rush, Deborah 128 

Rush, Geneva 75. 137 

Rush. Robert 53. 63, 76 

Rush, Roger : . . 149 

Rush. William 52. 53. 60. 118 

Russell, John 45, 118 

Russell. Traci 137 

Ryle, Dessarie 149 

Sales. Larry 128 

Sallee. Farris 91. 128 

Samson. Robert 128 

Sanborn. Jeffrey 149 

Sanchez. Samuel 137 

Sanderfer, Benjamin 42, 128 

Sanders. Bryon 53, 63 

Sanders. Christopher 137 

Sanders. Ethel 149 

Sanders. Regina 137 

Sanders, Robin 27, 48. 128 

Sanders. Ron 84 

Sandlin. Brian 137 

Sandlin. Lester 137 

Sandlin, Steve 149 

Sanford. Michael 137 

SAO 46 

Sarver, Tony 137 



Sauer. Deanna 137 

Saunders, Clarissa 44, 118 

Sayers, Charles 137, 171 

Sayers, Lisa 128 

Saylor, John 137 

Scahill, Charles 163 

Schaffer, Phyllis 162, 164 

Scherich, Lloyd 43, 162 

Schneider, Karl 153, 156 

Scholl. Steven 55, 60, 138 

Schubnell, Terri 128 

Scott. Michelle 138 

Scott, Mike 138, 171 

Scott. Shawn 138 

Scruggs, |onathan 149 

Searcy, Jennifer 24, 149 

Searcy, Stephanie 46, 49, 118 

Sebree, Vaughn 118 

Senior Council 49 

Seniors 110 

Settle, Teresa 138 

Settles, Kim 27, 43, 128 

Sexton, Dwayne 33, 138 

Sexton, |immy 149 

Shaffer, Lawrence 149 

Shaffer, Margarett 138 

Shaw, Donna 138 

Shaw, Monica 149 

Shaw, Sylvia 44, 118 

Shaw, Teresa 118, 170 

Shea, Lisa 45, 128 

Shea, Tresa 128 

Shelton, Patricia 128 

Shepherd, Lisa 138 

Sherwood, Ronnie 90 

Shock, Richard 153, 160 

Shoemaker, Delsie 155 

Sholar, Kimberly 149 

Sholar, Michael 10, 52 

Shook, Raymond 128 

Shropshire, Leonard 118 

Sides, Charles 43, 52, 65, 138 

Siedlecki. William 156 

Siegman, Stacie 149 

Silcox, Melissa 118 

Simmons, Charles 43, 48, 52, 76, 128 

Simmons, Stephany 33, 128 

Simmons, Terrie 128 

Simmons, Tressie 149 

Simms, Ann 138 

Simpkins, Laurie 9, 24, 43, 46. 49, 112, 119 

Simpkins, Ronald 65, 69, 138, 171 

Simpson, Thomas 149 

Sims. Kevin 62, 138 

Sims. Larry 138 

Skiles. Michael 138 

Skinner, Anthony 18. 32, 33, 47, 69, 138 

Sledge, Ruth 57, 66, 119 

Sluder, David 149 

Small, Amy 32, 33, 70, 149 

Small. Kevin 128 

Small. Randall 138 

Smallwood, |ames 138 

Smiley, Beverly 138 

Smiley, Russell 32, 33, 119 

Smith, Aaron 149 

Smith, Angela 32, 138 

Smith, Brandy 149 

Smith, Brenda 11 

Smith, Carolyn 138 

Smith, Carol 157 

Smith, Christopher 52 

Smith, Cynthia 7, 24, 29, 43, 48, 54, 55, 75, 


Smith, Demanda 149 

Smith, Earnie 149 

Smith, Fredrick 63, 149 

Smith, Hortensia 57 

Smith, Jeffrey 138 

Smith, Karen L 138 

Smith, Karen R 9 

Smith, Kenneth 5, 91. 119 

Smith, Kevin 68, 78, 128 

Smith. Kevin A 138 

Smith, Lee 43 

Smith, Lester 149 

Smith, Mary 160 

Smith, Mary E 33 

Smith, Melodie 44, 119 

Smith, Michael . 8, 15, 22, 23, 27, 32, 33, 37, 43, 

Smith, Michelle 138 

Smith, Phyllis 128 

Smith, Randal 27, 149 

Smith, Reginald 128 

Smith, Robert 38 

Smith, Robert W 90, 162 

Smith, Samuel 128 

Smith, Sharon 149 

Smith, Sheila 149 

Smith, Sheri L 138 

Smith, Shinell 44, 119 

Smith, Stanley 149 

Smith, Tamila 17, 128 

Smith. Timmie 68 

Smith, Walter L 138 

Snorten, Joyce 128 

Snyder, Percy 160 

Snyder, Robert 149 

So, Dalynn 167 

Softball 70,71 

Sophomore Senate 47 

Sophomores 130 

Sosbe, Tammy 149 

Sotos, Efthimios . 27, 44, 81, 114. 116, 119, 121 

Spanish Club 29 

Sparks, Tina 149 

Spear, Cynthia 31, 119 

Speech Team 22 

Spencer, Roy 128, 129 

Spillane. Randy 32, 33, 69 

Spivey, Timothy 91 

Spivey. Tonya ' 138 

Spradlin, Elaine | 28. 32, 47, 96, 130, 138, 


Spurr, Kevin 138 

Srichareon, Tong 55, 190 

Sweat, Vicky 139 

Sweat, Vivian 150 

Sweeney, Margaret 58. 59, 70. 161 

Swenson. Kermit 157 

Tackett, Debra 129 

Talley, Steve 160 

Tardy, Marveda 39, 57, 66, 67, 75. 129 

4 1 

m i 1 

V ■ 1 

Stacy. Brian 150 

Stafford, Reta 150 

Stagecraft Club 31 

Stanford. Mark 150 

Stanley, Dan 29, 154 

Stansberry, Lisa 32, 33 

Staples, Bridget 128 

Staples, Richard 150 

Starkes, Lora 150 

Steinmetz, Thomas 119 

Stennis, Marcus 138 

Stergar, Edward 43, 91, 119 

Sterrett, Tommy 138 

Stevens, Shawn 30, 128 

Stevens, Stephanie 150 

Stewart, Angelicque 150 

Stewart, Jeffrey 150 

Stewart, Remitha 128 

Stigger, Ricky 150 

Stock, Cyril 163 

Stockard, Robert 153, 157 

Stohler, Hardy 162, 164 

Stokes, Bobbie 150 

Stokes, Isaiah 150 

Stone, Sherry 119 

Stonebraker, Jeffrey 128 

Storms, Dennis 150 

Storms, Jeffrey 91, 128 

Storms, Matthew 138 

Stout, Dorothy 9, 153, 158 

Stowers, Shannon 150 

Strader. Michelle 150 

Strate, Rochelle 138 

Streeval, Carla 128 

String Ensemble 32 

Strong. Paul 138, 151 

Strong. Scott 150 

Stroud, Peggy 154 

Sturdivant, |acques 128 

Stutts. Benjamin 15, 119 

Stutts, Brian 15, 119 

Stutts, |anverca 150 

Stutts, Phylesa 129 

Suess, David 73, 98, 138 

Suess, Stephen 15, 31, 46, 110, 119, 172 

Sullivan, Frank L 62, 138 

Sullivan, Michael L 138 

Sullivan. Michael W 38, 129 

Sullivan. Tommy 138 

Sultzer, Kim 119 

Sultzer, Tony 171 

Sulver, Robert . . 20. 22. 43, 49, 50. 56, 59, 112, 


Surenkamp, Stephen 28 

Sutter, Collen 138 

Svolos, Euthimia 7, 138 

Svolos, Konstantina 6 

Swanigan, Carolyn 57, 119 

Swanigan, Veronica 24, 25, 46, 119 

Taylor, Curtis 139 

Taylor, Cydney 24, 119 

Taylor, Deitra 32, 33, 150 

Taylor, LeRoy 28, 33, 35, 120 

Taylor, Patrick 129 

Taylor, Rosa 8, 44, 120 

Taylor, Tamara 44, 120 

Taylor, Viviana 150 

Taylor, Vorn 52, 129 

Techmates 24 

Tek, Sokharath 139 

Tek, Sokhara 139 

Tepner, Karl 31 

Terry, |oan 160 

Terry, Terrisa 33, 129 

Tess, David 160 

Tetrick, Duke 44 

Thacker, Larry 139 

Thomas, Angela 66, 139 

Thomas, Kim 150 

Thomas, Martha 164, 167 

Thomas, Michael 129 

Thomas, Michael L 52, 64 

Thomas, Shirley 167 

Thomas, Valerie 120 

Thomerson, Michelle 6, 8, 17, 22, 45, 120 

Thompson. Bradley 32, 56, 68, 139 

Thompson. Melissa 47 

Thurman, Daniel 139 

Thurman, Kevin 129 

Tidwell, Timothy 91, 120 

Todd, jerry 150 

Todd. Maurice 38, 39. 76. 139 

Todd, Molly 150 

Toliver, Doris 129 

Toliver, Edna 66, 129 

Townsend. Yvonne 45, 49, 120, 121 

Trammell, Rebecca 150 

Tran, O. Van 167 

Travioli, Lonnie 139 

Trent, William 73, 120, 171 

Tresslar, Cecil 42, 154, 160 

Tucker, Tony 15, 120 

Tudor, Ronrico 91 

Tuggles. Nathaniel 78, 84, 120 

Turentine, Gina 27, 120 

Turentine, Kevin 150 

Turentine, Rochelle 27, 87. 139 

Turentine, Wade 129 

Turner. Gloria 150 

Turner. Neal 150 

Turner, Penny 139 

Turner, Ralph 55 

Turner, Sharon 139 

Turner, Shawn 53, 150 

Turner, Susan 139 

Twitty, Donald 150 

Tyler, Mark 139 

Tyler, Vanesa 129 

UAW-Ford 166 

Underwood, Pamela 120 

Upshaw, Carla 150 

Upshaw, Dawn 33, 57, 76, 86, 139 

Upton, Melody 122, 129 

Valentine, Jeffrey 33, 48, 52, 129 

VanCleave, Michelle 47, 139 

Vandivier, Stella 160 

Vang, Bee 139 

Vang, Hua 32, 33, 150 

Vang, Lee 120, 139 

Vang, So 5. 116, 120, 121, 171 

Vang, Xai ... 120 

Vang, Yeng 32, 33, 150 

VanLaningham, Duane 20, 21, 22, 23 

Vasquez, Julian 129 

Vasquez, Rita 24. 58, 139 

Vasquez. Vincente 32, 55. 150 

VICA 43 

Volleyball 57 

Wade, Carolyn 44 

Wade, Donna 120 

Wade, Lisa 150 

Wagner, Lee 150 

Walker, Antwone 120 

Walker, Judy 139 

Wallace, Carl 167 

Wallace, John 21, 22, 23, 42, 56 

Walters, Terri 150 

Warbinton, John 150 

Wardell, Mary 120 

Warren, Devin 38, 139, 171 

Warren, Douglas 33, 47, 139 

Washington, Emmagee 31, 157 

Washington, Kenneth 53, 151 

Washington, Ron 38 

Watkins, Douglas 69, 151 

Watkins, |ody 139 

Watson, James 139 

Watson, Michelle 139 

Watson, William 68 

Watts, Melissa 151 

Weathers, Dennis 33, 35, 53, 63, 76 

Weaver, Charita 151 

Webb, Donald 139 

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Wert, Helen 151 

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In our 73rd year, Tech 
High School was challenged 
to blend the need for 
preparing students who 
could function in a high 
technology world with the 
need to develop students 
who could relate to one 
another. And, we met the 

As every aspect of our 
lives became more and more 
complex, we accepted the 
fact that technology was 
essential for survival in our 
modern world. However, it 
was also clear that it is im- 
possible for life to have 
much meaning unless it is 
people oriented. The 
VCR's and video tapes 
which were introduced into 
gym classes certainly added 
excitement to learning 
aerobics. But, without a 
"buddy" to share the 
agony, the exercises would 
have been unbearable. 

Computerized scoring 
made speech meets run 
more smoothly and provid- 
ed faster and more accurate 
results. Yet, it was the 
fellowship of meeting new 
friends and the stimulation 
of intellectual competition 
that gave participants en- 
joyment and the desire to 

A room full of electronic 
keyboards allowed creative 
Techites to compose 
original music and to ex- 
press their inner selves 
through song. Nonetheless, 
their music only mattered 
when it was shared with 

Like the many thousands 
of students who have 
preceded us, we struggled 
to learn the academic and 
technical lessons which 

comprise the formal cur- 
riculum of our school. We 
also struggled to discover 
our selves and how we 
could best relate to others. 
This lesson was a more en- 
joyable, though often more 
painful, one to learn. 

Like our peers at other 
schools, we will have to 
face the question of how to 
balance the requirements of 
high tech and high touch in 
our lives. Those of us who 
have worked hard will be 
prepared to succeed in an 
increasingly technological 
world. More importantly 
though, our experience at 
Tech will have taught us 
that when we are unable to 
balance high tech and high 
touch, we should always 
choose people over things. 

While resting after a tiring cross 
country race, junior Tong Srichareon 
reflects on the friendships that en- 
couraged him to pursue his dreams. 


Touched by the support that her 
friends have given her, Honey Givens 
glows after being honored as Junior 
Prom Queen. 



A personal touch is needed to 
balance the academic side of school. 
Junior Ricky Zimmerman illustrates 
how the two can mix. While dressed for 
"luau day," during Junior Spirit Week, 
he diligently studies for Advanced 

As they prepare to leave Tech High, 
Tina Price watches Jason Flowers sign 
her memory book with wishes of luck 
and a promise to keep in touch once 
they enter the "real, high-tech world." 

A team is stonger than any of its in- 
dividual members. It is from one's 
counterparts that a person draws his 
strength. Senior Steven Rose reaches 
out to touch and to be touched by his